System Improvements, Inc., a Worldwide Leader in Root Cause Analysis Training, Announces Open Registration for the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit

Global TapRooT® Summit Week Will Spotlight Latest Best Practices in Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis, Human Error Reduction, Equipment Reliability, Safety and Quality

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Knoxville, Tennessee (PRWEB) December 20, 2013

Registration is open for the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit (April 7 - 11, 2014). The Summit will address multiple topics for companies that are interested in taking performance improvement to the next level.

The 2014 Global Summit will take place at the Horseshoe Bay Resort (near Austin, Texas), and attract leaders from oil exploration and production, refining, chemical, utilities/nuclear, pharmaceutical/medical devices, mining, manufacturing, healthcare/hospitals, transportation, regulatory and construction industries who are interested in improving investigations, learning from major accidents and preventing accidents at their facilities.

At the Summit, attendees discover and discuss best practices, learn advanced improvement skills, network and benchmark, refresh and re-energize process development.

The Summit will feature distinguished speakers such as:

Rocky Bleier, former NFL halfback for the Pittsburgh Steelers;
Christine Holton Cashen, Motivational Speaker;
Carl Dixon, Canadian, Rock Musician who was involved in a near fatal car accident;
Mark Paradies, President, System Improvements;
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Partner, Fisher & Phillips

Nine best practice tracks encourage participation, learning and sharing. The best practice tracks include:

Process Quality and Corrective Action Programs
Human Error Reduction & Behavior Change
Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis
Safety Improvements and Serious Injury/Fatalities Reduction
Equipment Reliability Improvement & Troubleshooting
Improving Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety
TapRooT® Software
Certified TapRooT® Instructor
Special Topics

13 exclusive pre-Summit courses will be held April 7 – 8, 2014 including:

2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis Course
Special 2-Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis
Advanced Causal Factor Development Course
Advanced Trending Techniques
TapRooT® Analyzing and Fixing Safety Culture Issues
Risk Management Best Practices
TapRooT® Evidence Collection Course
TapRooT® Quality/Six Sigma/Lean Advanced Root Cause Analysis Training
Getting the Most from Your TapRooT® Software
Reducing Serious Injuries and Fatalities Using TapRooT®
Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
Hazard Recognition
Proactive Use of TapRooT®

The Summit guarantees that if attendees go back to their companies and use what was learned, they should expect to get at least 10 times back on their investment.

System Improvements was founded in 1988 by Mark Paradies, one of the world’s leading experts in root cause analysis. In addition to the annual Summit, the company offers worldwide year-round root cause analysis training.


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