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by Bob Latino

March 18, 2020

Questions About Coefficient of Friction in Fasteners

Reading Time: 4 minutes Questions About Coefficient of Friction in Fasteners I recently received an interesting LI inquiry that I felt others could learn from the answers that I
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by Bob Latino

March 18, 2020

Is There a Direct Correlation Between Reliability & Safety?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Is There a Direct Correlation Between Reliability & Safety? “Assumption 1: Safety is increased by increasing system or component reliability. If components or systems do not
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by Bob Latino

March 14, 2020

What Happened?: Investigating the (literal) Nuts and Bolts

Reading Time: 4 minutes What Happened? As many of you know, I have been encouraging my LI contacts for years to take me up on my offer to review
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by Bob Latino

March 14, 2020

A Mechanic’s Story: The Human & System’s Contribution

Reading Time: 7 minutes A Mechanic’s Story: The Human & System’s Contribution In this original post, A Mechanic’s Story: Basic Component Fatigue, we took a detailed journey through the physical
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by Bob Latino

March 14, 2020

Grade Your RCA Effort and Print Out Your Private Report Card…

Reading Time: 10 minutes Grade Your RCA Effort and Print Out Your Private Report Card… Abstract: If you had to give a grade to your current Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
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by Bob Latino

March 14, 2020

Be “Little Bit Bold & Outrageous”: The Man Who Taught Us How

Reading Time: 10 minutes The Need to be a “Little Bit Bold & Outrageous” the man who taught us how This phrase ‘a little bit bold & outrageous’ was
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by Bob Latino

March 14, 2020

The Pro’s and Con’s of Using Pre-Existing Logic in Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Reading Time: 13 minutes The Pro’s and Con’s of Using Pre-Existing Logic in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) By Robert J. Latino, CEO, Reliability Center, Inc. Abstract: There has been an
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by Bob Latino

March 14, 2020

Is All ‘RCA’ the Same?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Is All ‘RCA’ the Same? What is RCA (Root Cause Analysis)? In order to know if all RCA is the same, we first have to
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by Bob Latino

March 14, 2020

What is ‘Reliability Engineering’​?

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is ‘Reliability Engineering’​? I have been very involved recently with ongoing LI discussions with respected and noted experts in the Safety community, revolving around
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by Bob Latino

March 13, 2020

People Forget to Be Afraid…

Reading Time: 3 minutes People Forget to Be Afraid… “Preventing process accidents requires vigilance. The passing of time without a process accident is not necessarily an indication that all is
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by Bob Latino

March 10, 2020

A Different View of the Swiss Cheese Model

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Much has been written about James Reason’s original Swiss Cheese Model described in his book Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents. Figure 1 is a basic representation
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by Bob Latino

March 10, 2020

Is System’s Thinking Critical to Root Cause Analysis’s (RCA) Success?

Reading Time: 11 minutes Is System’s Thinking Critical to Root Cause Analysis’s (RCA) Success? Put another way, can RCA be successful without the incorporation of system’s thinking? What prompted
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