Root Cause Analysis System for Incident Investigation

February 28 - March 3, 2022  8:30am-4:00pm Pacific Time

Roosevelt Building - University of Washington
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100, Room 229
Seattle, WA 98105

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This in-person course begins with a basic introduction to the root cause analysis system for incident investigation and continues with a more in-depth look that will include detailed case scenarios and interactive exercises led by a dynamic and engaging instructor. Course participants will leave with data collection and analysis skills that will equip them to conduct incident investigations using root cause analysis and to implement appropriate corrective actions.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result from a testing provider within 72 hours of the first day of class is a requirement to attend classes that are conducted at our UW Roosevelt location.
Attendees will be required to follow safety protocols as instructed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define root cause analysis
  2. Describe the process used for incident investigation
  3. Use appropriate interviewing techniques
  4. Determine root cause from information collected in an investigation
  5. Collect, organize, and analyze data from a root cause analysis
  6. List possible corrective actions for prevention following an incident


All health and safety professionals, workers, and supervisors with an interest in safety and incident investigation.

Meet the Instructor:

Rocco Meraglia, B.Ad, Dip. OHS, CRSP, ASP

Director & Partner

Cashman Global (HSE & Security) Management LLC


Rocco Meraglia has over 35 years’ experience in health, safety, and emergency services implementation on major global projects. Rocco specializes in root cause analysis, risk management development, and team building workshops in courageous self-leadership, normalization of deviance, incident and systems evaluations, and project management improvements.

Rocco is the Principle of MEM HSE Services Consulting, a business consulting firm with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington (Cashman Global). Rocco has worked on some of the largest projects in the world including Ground Zero, Katrina Relief efforts, Mega Mining Construction Projects (Ekati Diamond Mine, Diavik Diamond Mine, Voisey Bay Nickel, Baffinland, Snap Lake Diamond Mine, Panama’s Mina de Cobre, Ambatovy Nickel-Madagascar, Baro Alto Project, numerous Oil/Gas & Power projects as the field and corporate HSSE Director and VP of HSE for multiple mining and EPCM organizations. Rocco has presented at international conferences on the topics of Leadership, Teamwork, Root Cause Analysis, Hazard/Risk Management, Wellness Programs, and Emergency Preparedness.

Rocco can provide risk assessment & gap analysis of HSSE systems from actual activities to provide a value-added look at what the significant risks are and to close them utilizing the “Reason Model” focusing on defenses and organization systems. Rocco has conducted over 500 high potential root cause analysis incident investigations for clients globally.

Rocco’s current focus is on conducting objective and independent HS systems auditing, 3rd party Incident Investigation reviews or facilitation, and guest speaking on Leadership in Safety, site safety gap analysis evaluations and safety culture improvement strategies.


In the event you cannot attend the course, there are a few options -- you can either cancel your registration, transfer your registration to another course, or transfer your registration to another person. If you choose to cancel, we must receive your cancellation in writing with at least 1 week notice, and a refund will be issued minus a $100 cancellation fee. If you do not cancel and are a no-show for the course, your tuition fee is forfeited. If you choose to transfer your registration, please state the course you are transferring out of, and the course you are transferring into. Transferring to another course is permitted only twice per course registration. If you are unable to attend the course after the second transfer, the above cancellation policy applies.


Roosevelt Building - University of Washington
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Directions and Accommodations

FROM Interstate 5 Northbound/Southbound:
Exit at NE 45th Street. Turn East onto NE 45th Street toward the University of Washington campus. Proceed approximately two blocks until you reach Roosevelt Way NE. Turn right onto Roosevelt Way NE (one way heading south) and travel to the Roosevelt Building, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE. The Roosevelt Building is located on the west side of the road, immediately south of the UW Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic, and across the street from the University Inn.   

FROM Interstate 90 or Highway 520 Westbound:
Take the Interstate 5 North Exit, and proceed north to the NE 45th Street exit.  See directions above.

Pay lot parking is available in the Sound parking garage located immediately south of the Roosevelt Building entrance.

There are several hotels within walking distance of the Roosevelt Building that offer discount rates to guests of the University of Washington. Please mention you are a guest at booking to see if the discount rate is available.

University Inn

Watertown Hotel

The Graduate Hotel

PDF of Directions and Accommodations