Managing Process Safety Risks During Organizational Change

Course ID: 
Course Type: 
Instructor-led (classroom) Course
Course Length: 
2 days

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Organizational change is normal and inevitable as companies seek to become more profitable, increase market share, and reduce manufacturing costs. When not properly evaluated and controlled, changes to equipment in a facility can lead to serious incidents with potentially severe consequences. However, because the effects of organizational change on process safety can be harder to see, it is less commonly recognized than other types of change.

Organizational change can lead to serious incidents with potentially severe consequences if not successfully administered. Acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, new and revised corporate policies and procedures, task allocation changes, changes in job responsibilities, loss of key personnel, or even changes in shift hours can have an adverse impact on process safety. Because there is a tendency to focus on managing physical changes, most Management of Change (MOC) systems have overlooked or only superficially address organizational change management (OCM) and the impact of organizational changes that affect process safety.  

Through illustrated case studies and lessons learned, this course provides in-depth understanding of the framework for establishing OCM program and implementing OCM procedures for different types of changes with illustrated case studies and lessons learned, including: 

  • Modification of working conditions,
  • Personnel changes,
  • Task allocation changes,
  • Organizational hierarchy changes, and
  • Organizational policy changes

The course focuses on effective utilization of the following OCM risk analysis methods/ tools for evaluating organizational changes.

  • What-If Analysis 
  • Checklist approach
  • Bow Tie method 
  • Activity mapping 
Continuing Education Units: 
Professional Development Hours
15.0 PDHs
If you are interested in scheduling this course for In-Company Training, please complete the Request for Proposal Form and we will e-mail you a proposal.


Note: Registered attendees will receive an email 4 weeks before the course start date (6 weeks if course is outside the U.S.) notifying them of the status of the course. Please do not book airline tickets before you receive notification as we cannot reimburse tickets or airline change fees if the class is not held. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service (800.242.4363 or 203.702.7660 outside US).

October 27-28, 2014


This instance of the course has been cancelled

Venue: Cancelled

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