June 4, 2019
Managing MOC: An Effective and Efficient System
Jack Chosnek, Principal, KnowledgeOne, LLC
After over 40 years MOC is still the root cause of 10% of all major incidents and is indirectly involved in a very high percentage of all incidents. Given these numbers is very possible that MOC systems are not doing their job. With the implementation of elaborate MOC systems that focus on compliance, either regulatory or company compliance, we tend to forget that the main purpose of an MOC system is to evaluate the safety of a change. The talk will touch on the important factors that satisfy the objective of MOC, that is, the safety study, and the elements that will assure its quality. An MOC system needs to provide the framework to ensure that, besides the safety, the change is performed correctly. A well-designed MOC system ought to be effective, but also needs to be efficient, that is, it allows to easily meet the management requirements, while letting us concentrate on the real objective - a safe and properly executed MOC. Such a system will be shown.