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Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis to Discover Latent Causes

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Register by February 28, 2018

Organizations experience incidents ranging in severity from the near-miss with no consequences, up to a major loss incident with significant consequences for people – workers and the public, the environment, and business interests (assets, productivity, reputation, and social license). By applying these work processes, you can discover the underlying latent causes so you can identify effective recommendations to prevent a recurrence. This approach is reactive when investigating an incident in one's own facility, yet can be proactive when applied to external events to learn from others.

Discussions Include:

  • incident investigation key points
  • rigorous root cause analysis (no special software needed!)
  • a fresh perspective on the Swiss Cheese Model
  • how to manage the recommendations
  • the positive impact that the effective application of these work processes can have on your organization's safety culture

By participating in this session, you'll receive:

  • A tip-sheet to know when you've uncovered the latent causes in a root cause analysis
  • A tip-sheet for prioritizing and managing the recommendations from the incident investigation

About the Presenter

John R. Cocchio, P.Eng.John R. Cocchio, P.Eng., is an Industrial Professor with the School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. John is also the principal of GoSafetyPro, an independent in the field of Engineering Safety and Risk Management. GoSafetyPro offers expertise in the areas of occupational safety and process safety risk management. His expertise is based on over 30 years petrochemical manufacturing industry experience in a broad range of process technologies in several world-scale petrochemical and plastics manufacturing plants.


APEGA Office

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Ave NW

Edmonton, AB

T5J 4A2


March 7, 2018


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


John Cocchio, P.Eng.


Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

Eligible PDH


Registration Deadline

February 28, 2018

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