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Chester Rowe, Fred Forck and ABS Consulting cover all of the Cause Analysis bases in this 3-book set.

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A failure or accident brings your business to a sudden halt. How did it happen? What’s at the root of the problem? What keeps it from happening again? Good detective work is needed — but how do you go about it? Learn from the Masters of Cause Analysis in THE Cause Analysis Master Library!

 

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Cause Analysis Manual: Incident Investigation Method & Techniques, by Fred Forck

Regularly $119.99

At each stage, Cause Analysis Manual: Incident Investigation Method and Techniques gives you a wealth of real-world examples, models, thought-provoking discussion questions, and ready-to-use checklists and forms.

A failure or accident brings your business to a sudden halt. How did it happen? What’s at the root of the problem? What keeps it from happening again? Good detective work is needed — but how do you go about it? In this new cause-analysis-manual-incident-investigation-method-techniques-fred-forck-rothstein-publishingbook, industry pioneer Fred Forck’s seven-step cause analysis methodology guides you to the root of the incident, enabling you to act effectively to avoid loss of time, money, productivity, and quality.

 Simplifying Cause Analysis: A Structured Approach, by Chester D. Rowe

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A step-by-step approach to your successful cause investigation.

When the challenge is to get to the heart of a problem, you need a simple and efficient cause investigation methodology. And what would make a real difference would be an interactive map to lead you to the answer every time. Chester Rowe’s Simplifying Cause Analysis: A Structured Approach combines an instruction book with a downloadable Interactive Cause Analysis Tool – for the results you have been looking for.

Root Cause Analysis Handbook: A Guide to Efficient and Effective Incident Investigation, 3rd Edition, by ABS Consulting

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The most complete, all-in-one package available for Root Cause Analysis!

Includes 600+ pages of book and downloads; color-coded, 17″ x 22″ Root Cause Map; and licensed access to new/archival online resources. It’s a global classic many users call “in a league of its own” and “the best resource on the subject.”

These three books are also available individually and as eBooks.

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Root Cause Analysis Handbook: A Guide to Efficient and Effective Incident Investigation, 3rd EditionThe most complete, all-in-one package available for Root Cause Analysis, including 600+ pages of book and downloads; color-coded, 17″ x 22″ Root Cause Map; and licensed access to new/archival online resources. It’s a global classic many users call “in a league of its own” and “the best resource on the subject.”

  • Based on real-world, globally successful, proprietary methodology by an international consulting firm with 50+ years’ experience in 35+ countries, serving a impressive array of industries, NGOs, and government agencies. You’ll find field-tested, easily adaptable methods to improve your own processes and get management buy-in.
  • Practical 300-page download toolkit including examples of Cause and Effect Trees and sample template; examples of Cause and Effect Timelines and sample template; toolkits for Investigating, Data Gathering, Data Analysis, etc.; plentiful forms, checklists, questionnaires, and sample plans; and a resource list of recommended books, websites, organizations, etc.
  • Root Cause Map (full color wall chart 17″ x 22″), a powerful tool for staff to use in identifying and coding root causes.
  • Licensed access to ABS Consulting website for an abundant collection of new/archival articles, examples, charts, forms, etc., as an ongoing way to stay abreast of the field.
  • Chapter introductions/summaries; sample plans; examples of incidents drawn from many industries; five appendices packed with step-by-step instructions for conducting every phase of RCA; numerous charts, checklists, and reproducible forms; and a glossary all facilitate classroom use in college courses and professional development programs.

This third edition since 2002 of the Root Cause Analysis Handbook along with its ancillary resources have become the gold standard in root cause analysis (RCA) for both practitioners and students worldwide.

It offers the unique breadth, depth, and practicality that can only come from six authors with a wellspring of 150+ years of combined consulting experience in the fields of risk/reliability engineering, risk management, incident investigation/root cause analysis, hazard analysis, process safety, environmental safety, loss prevention, asset integrity, and professional/ technical training.

This comprehensive, 600-page package (book + downloads + RCA 17″ x 22″ map + online resources) presents the field-tested SOURCE methodology, or Seeking Out the Underlying Causes of Events, from ABS Consulting, an international firm with 50+ years of experience in 35+ countries. This model customizes, combines, and encapsulates global best practices for investigating incidents following any loss, whether related to people, equipment, software, structural failure, or other factors. The methodology addresses (1) incident investigation and (2) corrective and preventive action requirements found in many regulations, industry standards, and guidance documents.

The SOURCE system enables businesses to generate specific, concrete recommendations for preventing incident recurrences. Using the factual data of any incident, this model can help you implement more reliable and cost-effective practices that result in major, long-term improvements. Such process improvements increase your business’ ability to recover from and prevent incidents with financial, legal, health, and safety risks.

Included are tips and tools for developing an ongoing incident investigation program and — importantly — successfully dealing with the resulting management, corporate culture, and process changes often required.

SCOPE AND ORGANIZATION OF THE ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS HANDBOOK

The six authors use their collective global experience to guide you step-by-step through every phase of conducting a root cause analysis, including investigating, categorizing, reporting and trending, and ultimately eliminating the root causes of incidents with quality, reliability, environmental, health, safety, and production-process impacts.

They focus on how to apply structured analysis techniques, including the use of ABS Consulting’s Root Cause Map, to two levels of analyses: apparent cause analyses (ACAs) and root cause analyses (RCAs). They provide instructions for performing these activities along with flow diagrams, forms, checklists, charts, and sample plans:

  • Initiating the investigation: How to determine whether an incident has occurred, how to classify and categorize the incident, and how to decide whether to conduct an in-depth investigation.
  • Data gathering: How to collect data related to people, processes, procedures, documents (both hard copy and electronic), position, and physical data associated with an incident.
  • Data analysis: How to analyze incidents to determine causal factors using tools such as causal factor charts, timelines, and cause and effect trees. Guidance is also provided on identifying root causes using ABS Consulting’s Root Cause Map , which is also included as a convenient pull-out, color-coded, 17″ x22″ chart.
  • Developing recommendations: How to document causal factors and root causes identified during an analysis, including how to identify what changes (i.e., recommendations) may be needed to enhance management systems and reduce risks.
  • Reporting and trending: How to archive findings and recommendations to allow review and trending of incident patterns after some period of SOURCE use.

In addition to the 300 pages of downloads with forms, checklists, and sample plans, five detailed Appendices add to making this 600-page package the most comprehensive and real-world resource available for root cause analysis:

Appendix A: Glossary — clarifies terms often used differently by different groups.
Appendix B: Cause and Effect Tree Details (22 pages) provides in-depth information about the use, development, and construction of cause and effect trees. Example cause and effect trees are also included. This appendix supplements information provided in Section 4, “Analyzing Data.”
Appendix C: Timeline Details (28 pages) provides in-depth information about the use, development, and construction of timelines. Example timelines are also included. This appendix supplements information provided in Section 4, “Analyzing Data.”
Appendix D: Causal Factor Charting Details (26 pages) provides in-depth information about the use, development, and construction of causal factor charts. Example causal factor charts are also included. This appendix supplements information provided in Section 4, “Analyzing Data.”
Appendix E: Root Cause Map Guidance (8 pages) describes each segment of the Root Cause Map and presents detailed descriptions of the individual nodes (or items) on the map. The Root Cause Map(tm) itself is included as part of the SOURCE Investigator’s Toolkit in Appendix F.
Appendix F: SOURCE Investigator’s Toolkit (51 pages) provides summary guidance and resources (such as checklists and forms) that can be used to document incident investigation activities. This same material, as well as other investigation resources, can be obtained from the ABS Consulting Web site.
Root Cause Analysis Handbook is widely used in corporate training programs and college courses all over the world. If you’re responsible for quality, reliability, safety, and/or risk management, you’ll want this comprehensive and practical resource at your fingertips.

A step-by-step approach to your successful cause investigation.

When the challenge is to get to the heart of a problem, you need a simple and efficient cause investigation methodology. And what would make a real difference would be an interactive map to lead you to the answer every time. Chester Rowe’s Simplifying Cause Analysis: A Structured Approach combines an instruction book with a downloadable Interactive Cause Analysis Tool – for the results you have been looking for.

The book is intended for professionals like you. You have some familiarity with cause analysis projects, but you’re looking for a simple and efficient cause investigation methodology – a more effective and insightful way of asking “why?”

Follows the Cause Road Map. The author provides a comprehensive taxonomy for every cause investigation. Supporting his instructions with diagrams, charts, and real-world examples from companies like yours, he takes you step-by-step through planning, completing, and documenting your investigation:

  • Chapter 1 helps you determine the level of effort that your investigation will require, assess the level of effort needed, and determine the rigor needed. Your investigation needs to be as risk-informed as possible
  • Chapters 2 through 5 offer a new and innovative structure – rigorous yet intuitively easy to remember – to identify the underlying causes for the event (Cause Road Maps) and conduct the investigation.
  • Chapter 6 introduces conceptual human performance models that will allow you to begin focusing on the human behaviors involved.
  • Chapters 7 and 8 present you with methods, tools, and techniques for carefully interviewing personnel.
  • Chapters 9 through 13 “put the pieces together,” guiding you to analyze and model the event, determine corrective action, and document the investigations and findings.

Free Interactive Cause Analysis Tool. To fully implement Rowe’s Cause Road Map, you will need other tools to organize, analyze, and present the final results of your investigation. The author includes his downloadable Interactive Cause Analysis Tool – an easy-to-use tool in familiar spreadsheet format free with your verified purchase of the book. The Interactive Cause Analysis Tool functions include:

  • Help managing your cause investigation efforts.
  • Providing supporting documentation for your report.
  • Aiding in presenting the results.
  • Structuring and sequencing of corrective action recommendations.
  • Help assessing your organization’s Safety Culture.

 

Free Interactive Cause Analysis Tool. To fully implement Rowe’s Cause Road Map, you will need other tools to organize, analyze, and present the final results of your investigation. The author includes his downloadable Interactive Cause Analysis Tool – an easy-to-use tool in familiar spreadsheet format free with your verified purchase of the book. The Interactive Cause Analysis Tool functions include:

  • Help managing your cause investigation efforts.
  • Providing supporting documentation for your report.
  • Aiding in presenting the results.
  • Structuring and sequencing of corrective action recommendations.
  • Help assessing your organization’s Safety Culture.

There are already many scientific tools to help us understand the physical causes for machine failures; the challenge now is to find a way of investigating human performance failure modes… humans are often a major source of slips, lapses, and mistakes.” – Chester D. Rowe

January, 2018, 240 pages PLUS downloadable Interactive Cause Analysis Tool (on registration).

Cause Analysis Manual: Incident Investigation Method & Techniques, by Fred ForckA failure or accident brings your business to a sudden halt. How did it happen? What’s at the root of the problem? What keeps it from happening again? Good detective work is needed — but how do you go about it? In this new book, industry pioneer Fred Forck’s seven-step cause analysis methodology guides you to the root of the incident, enabling you to act effectively to avoid loss of time, money, productivity, and quality.

From 30+ years of experience as a performance improvement consultant, self-assessment team leader, and trainer, Fred Forck, CPT, understands what you need to get the job done. He leads you through a clear step-by-step process of root cause evaluation, quality improvement, and corrective action. Using these straightforward tools, you can avoid errors, increase reliability, enhance performance, and improve bottom-line results — while creating a resilient culture that avoids repeat failures. The key phases of this successful cause analysis include:

  • Scoping the Problem
  • Investigating the Factors
  • Reconstructing the Story
  • Establishing Contributing Factors
  • Validating Underlying Factors
  • Planning Corrective Actions
  • Reporting Learnings

At each stage, Cause Analysis Manual: Incident Investigation Method and Techniques gives you a wealth of real-world examples, models, thought-provoking discussion questions, and ready-to-use checklists and forms.

The author provides:

  • references for further reading
  • hundreds of illustrative figures, tables, and diagrams
  • a full glossary of terms and acronyms
  • professional index

You know that identifying causes and preventing business-disrupting events isn’t always easy. By following Fred Forck’s proven steps you will be able to identify contributing factors, align organizational behaviors, take corrective action, and improve business performance!