Human Factors

MMG has well established cooperation with subcontractors on human factor studies such as human reliability analysis (HRA), function and task analysis, job and workload analysis, human-machine interface assessments and CRIOP. Human Factor analysts have been working integrated with MMG team in several risk analysis projects.

One thing that makes MMG unique is the ability to conduct an in-depth evaluation of human factors issues which is missing from 90% of the implemented PSM programs in the world (and missing from the text of the US OSHA PSM regulation). MMG understands the significance of this oversight…ALL accidental losses (other than from natural phenomena) begin with a human error. This is because humans govern and accomplish all of the activities necessary to control the risk of accidents. Humans not only cause accidents (unintentionally) by making errors directly related to the process itself, but also by creating deficiencies in the design and implementation of management systems (i.e., we make errors in authorities, accountabilities, procedures, feedback, proof documents, continual improvement provisions, etc). Ultimately these management systems govern the human error rate directly contacting or directly influencing the process.

MMG offers various levels of consultation related to the PSM/RMP program, including:

  1. Evaluation and/or development of one or more (or all) PSM element(s) for new process(es). MMG will help incorporate each element into existing site/corporate programs where applicable AND develop written programs for elements as needed.
  2. Evaluation and/or development of one or more (or all) PSM element(s) for an existing process(es). MMG will help incorporate each element into existing site/corporate programs where applicable AND develop written programs for elements as needed.

 

Why Choose MMG?

Customization to Client’s Needs MMG finds the best approaches to risk management, process safety management, and reliability management to fit your specific needs and company culture. We deliver the highest value of service by customizing what we do to each client’s need.

Industrial experience of our providers Each of MMG’s experts has many years of implementation experience as they worked in the chemical and related industries before becoming consultants and external trainers. Many other consulting companies will sell you services and training from “experts” who have only ever been consultants. This is of little value to you compared to using consultants and trainers who have learned what works and doesn’t work by actual experience in settings similar to yours.

MMG Conducts Meetings with Speed & Efficiency. Because of our vast experience of optimizing PHA procedures, and with our hands-on expertise in the best software, we can lead meetings faster than anyone else, while maintaining quality/thoroughness. This saves cost for you and your projects.

MMG staff use proven methods for fostering brainstorming of deviations for written steps and have learned how to optimize the application of these methods.

MMG staff understand the root causes of human error and the strategies for systematically finding the scenarios that are caused by human error during all modes of operation. This yields thorough analysis results while providing practical allocation of resources.

MMG staff are experts at utilizing widely accepted hazard evaluation techniques (such as those referenced by OSHA and EPA for PHAs, which include what-if analysis and hazard and operability [HAZOP] analysis). This strategy has proven effective for hundreds of facilities over the past two decades since it was first published. In addition to identifying accident scenarios during non-routine modes, this approach helps to more fully address human factors, which is a specific requirement of OSHA’s PSM regulations and EPA’s RMP rule.