This week, Stacey is joined by Nuala Calnan and Lori Richter to continue their series on Risk Revolution. Rob De La Espriella joins the show to share his insights and expertise on the need for critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills in getting to the root of the matter when we investigate, correct, and prevent failures.

Resources from this episode:

Root Cause Analysis – A Systematic Approach, JVT Article

Addressing the Root Cause, Not the Symptoms: Root Cause Investigations for CAPA – Podcast -

Getting to the Root of the Cause – BioPharm International article - PUB__BP0521_Getting to the root of the matter.pdf


Rob De La Espriella is a former nuclear submarine officer and the founder/owner of DLE Technical Services, LLC (DLE), and DLE has been a prime contractor for the Department of Energy since 2012. Rob is one of the leading experts in causal analysis, with over 30 years of experience in leading and facilitating root cause analyses, event investigations, and assessments at commercial nuclear power plants, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the DOE, the US Department of Defense (DOD), and Engineering firms.

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