Management of Change (MOC) – “Who Moved My Cheese”


“Every business, regardless of legal requirements, needs to control potential losses. And Management of Change, appropriately applied, is an excellent, cost-effective loss prevention process for almost every business.”

Management of Change (MOC) in Our Life …

Movie: “Who Moved My Cheese “

Published on Jul 8, 2012

Inspired from a book with the same title written by Dr Spencer Johnson.

Its about 2 mice and two little people whose live in a maze.

This story is actually reflecting ourselves and our behaviour when it comes to change.

Like everything else CHANGE is inevitable.

Many people resist change and live their lives in fear of change.

Some will change according to time while mmost won’t.

Some will take it as an opportunity while others will look at it as a threat.

Which one is you?

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Management of Change (MOC) in System Engineering

The change management process in systems engineering is the process of requesting, determining attainability, planning, implementing, and evaluating of changes to a system.

Management of Change (MOC) in QHSE

Organizations deal with continually shifting:

  • Market conditions
  • Customer Demands
  • Technologies
  • Input Costs
  • Competition

Organization must adapt for survive and continue grow up.

They must continually re-evaluate their business model.

And ask questions about the appropriateness of the strategy and tactics they are employing to reach their long term goals.

“CHANGE MANAGEMENT” is thoughtfully and carefully re-aligning the organization based on the answers.

Managing Change

To properly manage changes to process chemicals, technology, equipment and facilities, one must define what is meant by change.
In the process safety management standard, change includes all modifications to  equipment, procedures, raw materials, and processing conditions other than  “replacement in kind.”

These changes must be properly managed by identifying and  reviewing them prior to implementing them.

For example, the operating procedures contain the operating paramaters (pressure limits, temperature ranges, flow
rates, etc.) and the importance of operating within these limits. While the  operator must have the flexibility to maintain safe operation within the  established parameters, any operation outside of these parameters requires  review and approval by a written management of change procedure.

Management of change also covers changes in process technology and changes to equipment and instrumentation.

Changes in process technology can result from changes in production rates, raw materials, experimentation, equipment unavailability, new equipment, new product development, change in catalysts, and changes in operating conditions to improve yield or quality. Equipment changes can be in materials of construction, equipment specifications, piping pre-arrangements,
experimental equipment, computer program revisions, and alarms and interlocks.

Employers must establish means and methods to detect both technical and mechanical changes.

Temporary changes have caused a number of catastrophes over the years, and employers must establish ways to detect both
temporary, and permanent changes.

It is important that a time limit for temporary changes be established and monitored since otherwise, without control,
these changes may tend to become permanent. Temporary changes are subject to the  management of change provisions. In addition, the management of change procedures are used to ensure that the equipment and procedures are returned to
their original or designed conditions at the end of the temporary change. Proper documentation and review of these changes are invaluable in ensuring that safety and health considerations are incorporated into operating procedures and processes. Employers may wish to develop a form or clearance sheet to facilitate the processing of changes through the management of change procedures. A typical change form may include a description and the purpose of the change, the technical basis for the change, safety and health considerations, documentation of changes for the operating procedures, maintenance procedures, inspection and
testing, P&IDs, electrical classification,training and communications, pre-startup inspection, duration (if a temporary change), approvals, and authorization. Where the impact of the change is minor and well understood, a check list reviewed by an authorized person, with proper communication to others who are affected, may suffice.

For a more complex or significant design change, however, a hazard evaluation procedure with approvals by operations, maintenance, and safety departments may be appropriate.

Changes in documents such as Process and Instrumentation Diagram (P&IDs), raw materials, operating procedures, mechanical integrity programs, and electrical classifications should be noted so that these revisions can be made permanent when the drawings and procedure
manuals are updated. Copies of process changes must be kept in an accessible location to ensure that design changes are available to operating personnel as well as to a process hazard analysis (PHA) team members when a PHA is being prepared or being updated.

Environmental and climate change

Climate change is a reality and will remain the greatest challenge of the
21st century.

“The environmental reality of climate change is fast becoming an economic reality. As companies confront the demands of a low-carbon future, they face new choices, new challenges, new competitors, and – ultimately – new opportunities to reshape industries and markets around the globe.”

– The McKinsey Quarterly

ISO develops new standards in response to sectors and stakeholders that express a clearly established need for them.

Out of a total of over 18 500 ISO standards and related documents, over 570 are directly related to environmental subjects, including environmental management systems, climate change, energy management, and many more that can help in reducing environmental impacts.

The ISO 14000 family of standards for environmental management is firmly established as the global benchmark for good practice in this area :

  • ISO 14001:2004, Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use , provides the requirements for environmental management systems (EMS) and contributes to an organization’s objectives to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner. As one indicator of the use of ISO 14000, up to the end of December 2009, more than 223 149 ISO 14001 certificates of conformity had been issued to private and public sector organizations in 159 countries and economies.
  • ISO 14004:2004 , Environmental management systems – General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques

  • ISO 14040:2000, Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Principles and framework for life cycle analysis

  • ISO Guide 64:2008, Guide for addressing environmental issues in product standards.

  • ISO 14064, ISO 14065, ISO 14066, ISO 14067 and ISO 14069 provide an internationally agreed framework for measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, verifying claims made about them, and accrediting the bodies which carry out such activities.

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