MOC Newsletters

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MOC Best Practices – V6N1
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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