Regional Team Approach Helps Energy Company Enhance Safety, Avoid Costs

Case Study

- August 2006

Abstract: Cross-functional teams identified root causes of injuries and reduced accidents by 48 percent in one year while saving an estimated $714,000 in cost avoidance over a 24-month period. To compile data and identify root causes, team members used trend graphs, Pareto diagrams, bar charts, and fishbone diagrams. A key tool used in developing an action plan was the solution selection matrix, a systematic approach that allows for the best possible solutions to surface.

Keywords: Case study; Safety; Teams; Root cause analysis; Quality tools; Solution selection matrix; Fishbone diagram; Workplace accidents; Continuous improvement

Access this article
You will need Adobe Reader to view this PDF document. Download the free Reader from Adobe
Please register to access this article

Featured advertisers

Article
Rating

(0) Member Reviews

Featured advertisers





ASQ is a global community of people passionate about quality, who use the tools, their ideas and expertise to make our world work better. ASQ: The Global Voice of Quality.