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October 2021

Checklist Basics – A Key to Error Reduction

October 22 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CDT

Checklists are a simple yet frequently overlooked tool in a company’s daily operations. A checklist is a summary of how a task should be done. People naturally keep a lot of information in their heads about how to perform a particular task, but sometimes a little thing can be missed. A checklist can help reduce those errors because checklists don’t forget. This Webinar covers some checklist basics and shows how they’re used by different organizations to reduce risk.

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Human Error, Human Performance and Human Factors

October 29 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CDT

How many errors does your organization want? What is the error rate in your organization? What is it in other industries? There are radically different schools of thought on what human error is and how human performance is improved. This webinar clears up some of the confusion and addresses the myths around human error. We’ll review different types of errors and cover the topic of human factors. We’ll also share what some organizations have done to reduce human error and explain some basic steps you can apply in your organization.

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November 2021

What You Need to Know About the Cause Mapping® Template

November 5 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CDT

The template, which we provide for free, is a workbook in Microsoft Excel created specifically to allow users to document, analyze and present their root cause analysis within one file. Each worksheet has a specific purpose within the investigation and allows you to document the different parts of a complete incident investigation. This free webinar will explain the purpose of each of the worksheets included in the file, as well as offer a few helpful tips and tricks to complete your investigation.

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What’s Missing in Your Root Cause Analysis Program?

November 12 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST

During this FREE live Webinar, you'll learn more about the five basic elements for establishing a comprehensive root cause analysis program: the method; measurements; roles in the investigation process; facilitation, documentation & storage; and review of the entire program.

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Forget Human Error. Focus on this instead…

November 19 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST

We are all human and therefore must acknowledge that as humans, we are prone to making mistakes. Labeling a problem simply as a case of “Human Error” is self-evident and shortsighted. Most concerning is that it misleads you from the ultimate purpose of your investigation. Instead, we are stuck with generic action items such as "Don't mess up," "Be more careful," or "Follow the procedure" that do little to reduce risk. If you have seen any of these as an output from an investigation then you are all too familiar with this shortcoming.

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December 2021

Fishbone Diagram DOs and DON’Ts

December 3 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST

The fishbone cause-and-effect diagram is recognized as a standard quality tool around the world. Working from Ishikawa’s original idea, there are five lessons that can improve the way people define a problem, dissect the causes and discover effective solutions.

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5-Why DOs and DON’Ts

December 10 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST

A widely known tool that is regularly misused.
An accurate 5-Why provides a simple way to start a cause-and-effect analysis. This Webinar covers some important DOs and DON’Ts that will explain how the technique is confused and how it should be used. Topics will include:
• 5-Why Basics and Benefits
• Drawbacks and Misuse of a 5-Why
• Does a 5-Why align with a Cause Map®?

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Introduction to Cause Mapping® – Effective Root Cause Analysis

December 17 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST

Learn how to become better at solving problems in your job in just 45 minutes. During this FREE live webinar, we’ll demonstrate the Cause Mapping method, as well as answer your specific questions about our approach to root cause analysis. The Cause Mapping method is evidence-based cause-and-effect and can be used on day-to-day issues as well as catastrophic incidents. Anyone wanting to become a more effective manager or team member can benefit from this discussion. Participants will take away practical tips that can be implemented immediately.

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January 2022

The Important Connection Between RCA and FMEA

January 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST

Root cause analysis (RCA) is typically used for investigating why a problem did occur so that specific solutions can be implemented to prevent it from occurring again. Failure modes effect analysis (FMEA) is used to understand how a problem could happen in the future, to identify what actions should be taken to prevent it. Learn how to connect these two approaches to improve the way your organization analyzes, documents, communicates and prevents problems.

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Defining and Investigating a Near Miss

January 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST

A near-miss is an incident that almost happened or could have been worse. These close calls are a warning to your organization. They contain valuable information that can help an organization mitigate risk if they know how to fit all the pieces together.

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Lessons Learned from the Loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger

January 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST

On the morning of January 28, 1986, during the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger, NASA’s first space shuttle disaster. A mere 73 seconds after liftoff, the space shuttle broke apart over the Atlantic Ocean, taking the lives of all seven crew members. In this webinar, we'll use this catastrophic event as a case study for understanding how a cause-and-effect based root cause analysis can be applied to complex, catastrophic incidents.

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February 2022

What You Need to Know About the Cause Mapping® Template

February 4, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST

The template, which we provide for free, is a workbook in Microsoft Excel created specifically to allow users to document, analyze and present their root cause analysis within one file. Each worksheet has a specific purpose within the investigation and allows you to document the different parts of a complete incident investigation. This free webinar will explain the purpose of each of the worksheets included in the file, as well as offer a few helpful tips and tricks to complete your investigation.

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