Published December 8th, 2020
What is MOC?
Management of Change (MOC) is the process of determining and controlling occupational health and safety risks brought about by changes in an organization. Implementing changes in the workplace without conducting an MOC can compromise workplace safety and jeopardize compliance with legal requirements (OSHA 1910.119) and industry standards (ISO 45001) on occupational health and safety.
This article will briefly discuss the following:
- organizational changes that trigger an MOC;
- technology to effectively conduct an MOC; and
- free digital templates for conducting an MOC.
Organizational changes are implemented occasionally for reasons such as production efficiency and streamlining of processes. Changes, however, can pose risks to employees if they are implemented without conducting an MOC. Here are some examples of changes in the workplace that can trigger the need to conduct an MOC:
These can be engineering or physical changes that include new or modified equipment, a new or renovated facility, and process chemicals that can pose new safety risks that need to be evaluated.
Changes to how work is done or how employees are managed will need to be assessed for possible new risks. New Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), changes to maintenance safety checks, new technology, or changes brought by reorganization need to be considered for new risks.
Changes to staffing, training for employees, and other changes that will impact the safe execution of tasks should be evaluated before implementation.
Conducting an MOC helps maintain a safe working environment and keep businesses compliant with the law. Technology in the form of a powerful inspection app like iAuditor can help safety officers effectively conduct an MOC and accomplish the following:
Organize documentation of changes
Create templates and checklists regarding changes in the organization.
Customize templates to fit business needs.
Automatically organize records.
Assess risks and assign corrective actions
- Use mobile devices to conduct assessments.
- Capture photos and add notes regarding safety issues found.
Assign tasks with deadlines to immediately address safety risks.
Review changes with consideration to safety
- Receive live updates on the tasks assigned.
Review incidents and other reports using iAuditor.
Continuous implementation of safety protocols
- Conduct scheduled inspections to reinforce workplace safety.
- iAuditor Analytics help safety officers monitor safety trends across the organization.
- All safety reports, inspections, and audits are secured in cloud storage and accessible anytime via mobile device or desktop.
Best 5 Management of Change (MOC) Templates
Management of Change (MOC) Procedure Template
Management of change procedure template helps safety officers identify and control occupational health and safety risks brought by organizational changes. Use this MOC template to review operational procedures and determine changes and the risks that may occur. Help the organization comply with legal and industry standards for workplace health and safety using iAuditor. With iAuditor, you can:
- Use mobile devices to create notes (and take optional photos) on corresponding issues to be addressed.
- Assign action to the responsible person and receive updates.
- Monitor the progress of an MOC.
- Submit MOC reports as PDF document or weblink.
- Edit digital MOC templates according to the needs of the organization.
Pre-Startup Safety review (PSSR) Checklist
A PSSR checklist is used when determining the safety of a new or modified facility or equipment before commissioning. Use this digital PSSR checklist during MOC and feel free to customize according to your business needs.
Risk Assessment Template
A risk assessment checklist is used whenever there is a new equipment, substance, or procedure in the workplace. It can be used during MOC to help safety officers uncover potential risks and come up with control measures that can eliminate or reduce the risks brought by changes in the workplace.
Bonus! Incident Report Form
An incident report form helps safety officers create and submit incident reports. Use collected data of incident reports to identify usual causes of work-related incidents and determine mitigation.