Learn how to improve your management of change system by training workders to recognize hazards as indicators of change. Other topics this month include steam traps, tight oil, and humanitarian chemical engineering.
Stand Up for Change
Management of change (MOC) is an essential element of process safety management (PSM). The purpose of an MOC system is to evaluate and manage the hazards associated with alterations to process materials, processing conditions, equipment, maintenance materials, procedures, utilities, facilities, control systems, and so on.
In the article “Recognize Hazards to Recognize Change” (pp. 40–44), Donald Lorenzo, Della Wong, and Mark Suyama liken managing change in the chemical process industries (CPI) to the challenge of piloting a ship on a voyage.
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