Facilitator: Sam Lines, MBA, Concrete Sealants Inc.
Thursday, August 15
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urge employers to conduct a root cause analysis following an incident or near miss at a facility. A root cause is a fundamental, underlying, system-related reason why an incident occurred that identifies one or more correctable system failures. By conducting a root cause analysis and addressing root causes, an employer may be able to substantially or completely prevent the same or a similar incident from recurring. By using root cause analysis to prevent similar events, employers can avoid unnecessary costs resulting from business interruption, emergency response and clean-up, increased regulation, audits, inspections, and OSHA or EPA fines. Regulatory fines can become costly, but litigation costs can often substantially exceed OSHA and EPA fines. Employers may find that they are spending money to correct immediate causes of incidents that could have been prevented, or reduced in severity or frequency, by identifying and correcting the underlying system management failure.
At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Conduct a root cause analysis
- Realized the benefits of a root cause analysis for employers
- Identify root cause analysis tools