The objective of a Management of Change (MOC) program is to ensure all changes to a process are properly reviewed and hazards introduced by the change are identified, analyzed, and controlled prior to resuming operation. MOC often seems deceptively simple in concept but can be one of the most difficult elements of Process Safety Management to implement effectively.
The course begins with a discussion of the types of changes that could have adverse impacts on process safety, including some that may not be obvious. Examples are provided of how changes, including even very simple ones, have caused accidents. Regulatory requirements for managing change are reviewed, including interpretations and clarifications that have been provided by OSHA since the PSM standard was issued. Management systems for managing changes are described and an example system is provided.
Keys to successful implementation of a MOC program are discussed and guidelines for establishing an effective MOC program are presented and applied in workshop exercises. Interfaces with other parts of the facility PSM program are identified.
A course manual is provided. In addition to the course presentation slides, it includes resource materials to assist in developing a new MOC program and reviewing/auditing and revising an existing MOC program.
To understand the keys to a successful Management of Change program, and learn ways to develop and implement an effective and complete MOC procedure.
PSM Managers / Coordinators; MOC Coordinators, Engineering Managers; others who participate in decisions about process changes.
Experience in PSM and/or managing change is desirable. A background in Plant Engineering (Operations and/or Maintenance) is helpful.
- Regulatory Requirements for Managing Change
- Management Systems for Managing Change
- Designing and Developing a MOC Program
- Types of Changes
- Personnel Roles and Responsibilities
- Interface with Other Facility Programs
- Elements of a MOC Program
- Implementation Guidelines
Duration / Credits
- One day
- 0.7 CEUs or 7 PDHs awarded
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