June 2015

Process Safety

Update: Personnel changes introduce new considerations for PSM

Management of change (MOC) for process safety is well known, widely implemented and used by many employers, even when there is no regulatory requirement to do so, particularly in companies with complex and/or highly hazardous operations involving flammable, toxic chemicals and/or combustible dust.

Gaither, R. L., Chilworth Technology

Management of change (MOC) for process safety is well known, and it is widely implemented. MOC is used by many employers even when there is no regulatory requirement to do so, particularly in companies with complex and/or highly hazardous operations involving flammable, toxic chemicals and/or combustible dust. However, management of organizational change (MOOC), while less well known, applies equally to processes where failure to properly understand and manage processing risks can lead to serious accidents. MOOC contributes to a robust process safety management (PSM) program. Definition and scope MOOC for process safety applies to any organizational change that has the potential to contr

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