The Root Cause Analysis Handbook: A Simplified Approach to Identifying, Correcting, and Reporting…

Paperback | February 10, 1998

byMax AmmermanEditorMax Ammerman

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The answer is root cause analysis, a process that allows you to find the cause of single events/problems in the workplace.The Root Cause Analysis Handbookpresents a walkthrough example that illustrates the method and shows how to implement it.

Because poor initial problem definition can (and often does) undermine the problem-solving process, Ammerman places special emphasis on this area to build a solid foundation for effective analysis. He also provides guidance on preparing the final report.

The need for clear documentation on dealing with problems makes this book especially valuable for quality managers, engineers, safety managers, and teams implementing the ISO or QS standards. Written in a simple, user-friendly style, you will grasp the core concepts quickly and begin applying them to your work.

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The answer is root cause analysis, a process that allows you to find the cause of single events/problems in the workplace.The Root Cause Analysis Handbookpresents a walkthrough example that illustrates the method and shows how to implement it.Because poor initial problem definition can (and often does) undermine the problem-solving pro...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.4 inPublished:February 10, 1998

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ISBN - 10:0527763268

ISBN - 13:9780527763268

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Overview of Chapters
Background
Terms
Subject Matter / Chapters of Handbook
Format
Comments
Scenario for Examples in Handbook

CHAPTER 1
DEFINE PROBLEM / COLLECT DATA
Define the Problem
Collect Data

CHAPTER 2
TASK ANALYSIS
Paper-and-Pencil Task Analysis
Walk-Through Task Analysis

CHAPTER 3
CHANGE ANALYSIS

CHAPTER 4
CONTROL BARRIER ANALYSIS

CHAPTER 5
EVENT AND CAUSAL FACTOR CHARTING
Criteria for Event Description
Cause and Effect Analysis

CHAPTER 6
INTERVIEWS
Techniques for Conducting Interviews
Stage 1: Prepare for the Interview
Stage 2: Open the Interview
Stage 3: Conduct the Interview
Types of Interview Questions
Techniques for Asking Questions and Responding to Answers
The Communication Process
Stage 4: Close the Interview

CHAPTER 7
DETERMINE THE ROOT CAUSE
What Are the Types of Causes?
Causal Factor Category List
Determine Causes of Event

CHAPTER 8
DEVELOP CORRECTIVE ACTIONS

CHAPTER 9

REPORT
Preparing a Written Report
Presenting to Management
Glossary
Appendix A: Initial Data Gathering Forms: Personnel Statement
Appendix B: Causal Factor Category List
Appendix C: Other Root Cause Analysis Tools and Techniques