Root Cause in Nuclear Power
Bill Wilson, Analyst, Canada, Member
I'll start this off...
1. Industry: commercial nuclear power generation.
2. RCA Issues: Anything and everything, depending on significance or risk of a problem. (Personnel safety, equipment problems, process deficiencies, organizational issues, project / work management failures, etc.)
3. RCA Diffs: We use a LOT of different tools, our reports can be quite long, and we put a lot of focus on recurrence prevention. Also, we have an abbreviated form of problem analysis called Apparent Cause Evaluation; it's used for problems with medium risk / significance.
4. RCA Supported: Yes, very much so. Our regulators and industry peers demand as much. We take it pretty seriously. (We have to.).