MOC Newsletters

MOC Best Practices - V6N1 - May 2012

In the latest MOC Best Practices Newsletter, (Vol. 6, No. 1), Dr. Rainer Hoff takes a look a the use of checklists for scoping MOCs. Why are checklists good, and what kinds are best.

MOC Best Practices - V5N3 - May 2011

In the latest MOC Best Practices Newsletter, (Vol. 5, No. 3), Dr. Rainer Hoff compares the MOC scoping process from 15 different plants. This includes a Case Study which provides a recipe to follow to optimize the MOC scoping process.

MOC Best Practices - V5N2 - March 2011

In this MOC Best Practices Newsletter, (Vol. 5, No. 2), Dr. Rainer Hoff examines MOC Scoping.Specifically this issue looks at MOC action items: what kinds of action items are there;where do they come from; how do we organize them?

MOC Best Practices - V5N1 - January 2011

In this MOC Best Practices Newsletter, (Vol. 5, No. 1), Dr. Rainer Hoff examines the elements that comprise a good Management of Change (MOC) practice, and provides some guidance on how to optimize an existing MOC process.

MOC Best Practices - V4N4 - July 2010

In this MOC Best Practices Newsletter, (Vol. 4, No. 4), Dr. Rainer Hoff takes a detour to a related topic this edition: getting ready for the PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program, commonly called 'Chem NEP'.

MOC Best Practices - V4N3 - May 2010

In this MOC Best Practices Newsletter, (Vol. 4, No. 3), Dr. Rainer Hoff concludes his 3 part examination of change initiation. In this newsletter he presents a representative list of attributes for a Management of Change instance.

MOC Best Practices - V4N2 - March 2010

In MOC Best Practices Newsletter, (Vol. 4, No. 2), Dr. Rainer Hoff continues his 3 part examination of change initiation. In this newsletter he provides guidance to help determine what constitutes a change to a PSM covered process.

MOC Best Practices - V4N1 - January 2010

In MOC Best Practices Newsletter, (Vol. 4, No. 1), Dr. Rainer Hoff begins a 3 part examination of change initiation. In this newsletter he takes a detailed look at defining 'What is an OSHA 1910.119 Covered Process'.

MOC Best Practices - V3N4 - July 2009

In MOC Best Practices Newsletter, (Vol. 3, No. 4), Dr. Rainer Hoff takes a detailed look at the concept of Replacement In Kind. Replacement in kind, when applicable, is the ultimate best practice since it produces the greatest savings by avoiding all MOC business process related expenses.

MOC Best Practices - V3N3 - May 2009

In MOC Best Practices Newsletter, (Vol. 3, No. 3), Dr. Rainer Hoff provides guidance for measuring MOC business process performance. Measuring performance is fundamental to ensuring the process is functioning effectively and efficiently. The ability to put numbers to various aspects of the MOC process also supports the comparison of alternatives.

MOC Best Practices - V3N2 - March 2009

In this edition of the Newsletter (Vol. 3, No. 2) Dr. Hoff discusses the potential overlap that MOC might have with the large capital project process, small project process, and the turnaround process for plants. He also examines the potential for overlap between MOC and capital project processes for offshore platforms and processes for change at oil drilling and production sites.

MOC Best Practices - V3N1 - Jan. 2009

In this edition of the Newsletter (Vol. 3, No. 1) Dr. Hoff focuses on one of the key features of electronic systems, the ability to send out reminders when an approval has not been completed in the expected time. Dr. Hoff analyzes how frequently reminders should be sent out.

MOC Best Practices - V2N3 - May 2008

In this edition of the Newsletter (Vol. 2, No. 3) Dr. Hoff focuses on Successful eMOC Initiatives, Part 1 - Redesign...what to do now, and how to do it.

MOC Best Practices - V2N2 - March 2008

In this edition, Dr. Rainer Hoff shares his perspectives several important issues regarding the management of MOC's as corporate records. Key issues include:retention periods, electronic MOC systems, file formats and planning for obsolescence.

MOC Best Practices - V2N1 - Jan. 2008

In this edition, Dr. Rainer Hoff shares his perspectives on the importance of MOC Data Content plus the latest questions and issues from the field.

MOC Best Practices - V1N2 - Dec. 2007

In this edition, Dr. Rainer Hoff shares his perspectives on the importance of MOC Lifecycles plus the latest questions and issues from the field.

MOC Best Practices - V1N1 - Nov. 2007

In this first edition, Dr. Rainer Hoff shares his perspectives on current events in the industry and takes a position on MOC Best Practices - Fact or Hype? plus the latest questions and issues from the field.