Disaster Prevention

I’m from Walkerton

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Continuous Improvement, Disaster Prevention, Manufacturing, Problem-solving, Root Cause Analysis | 0 comments

I’m from Walkerton

…and if you’re Canadian you probably know what that means. Don’t drink the water eh? Well, yeah. Except it’s been nearly 13 years since the outbreak (of E coli from an improperly fixed well, a massive rain storm and a tangle of factors including insufficient chlorination of the water that killed 7 people and sickened some 2,300 – for those just tuning in). I haven’t found a cheerful way to spin the subject yet. It was awful and many people still suffer. But I chime in in the hope that it will make us all think about it. The book is closed on the inquiry,...

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