January 31, 2006 | Mark Paradies

What is the Most Important Factor in Leading an Investigation?

Mark Paradies, President, System Improvements, (that’s me) will moderate a discussion of what is the most important factor in leading an investigation.

Is it:

– the root cause analysis tool you use?

– your questioning attitude?

– support of management?

– access to participants?

– the blame culture of the organization?

– the preservation of physical evidence?

– the investigator’s experience?

– how soon you start the investigation after the accident/incident?

– the investigation team members?

– investigation resources?

– legal impediments because of fear of lawsuits?

– …

That’s just some of the potential answers that you will hear from panelists.

Who will be sitting on this panel?

Mike Kelley, VP TODCO;

Steve Hawkins, Assistant Administrator, Tennessee OSHA;

Mark Kaszniak, Chemical Incident Investigator, U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.

Brian Locker, Consultant, TapRooT®;

John Carpenter, Safety Manager, Intel;

Ken Turnbull, retired Safety Manager, Texaco & Consultant, TapRooT®;

Jim Whiting, risk@workplaces, Australia;

Seven experienced investigators will take 5 minutes each to share their opinion. Then you can ask questions and contribute your ideas in an open question and answer session.

Don’t miss this session at the 2006 TapRooT(R) Summit. For more information, click here.

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