Posts Tagged ‘Center for Operator Performance’

10 Years Advancing Operator Performance via Research

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Operator Performance on Monday, April 3rd, 2017. One comment so far
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Much research has been done over the last decade on improving the performance of plant operators to safely, reliably and efficiently operate their production processes. Huge contributions to these efforts have come from the Center for Operator Performance (COP). This group of industry, supplier and academia’s mission: …to raise the performance level of our operators […]

Capturing and Transferring Plant Operator Expertise

Posted in Operator Performance, Usability on Friday, September 4th, 2015. No comments yet
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As businesses in the West grapple with the demographic challenge of losing experienced employees to retirement, companies are taking various approaches to capturing and transferring this expertise to their incoming personnel. Emerson’s Mark Nixon pointed me to a great Chemical Processing article, Plants Grapple with Graying Staff. Mark has led many of the advancements in […]

Improving Operator Performance via Human Factors Research

Posted in Operator Performance, Usability on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015. No comments yet
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Safe operations are a top priority for process manufacturers and producers. One major area affecting process and personnel safety is the capabilities and performance of plant operators. The Center for Operator Performance (COP) consortium brings together: …a diverse group of industry, vendor, and academia representatives addressing human capabilities and limitations with research, collaboration, and human […]

Are Human-Technology Interactions Solving or Causing Problems? Part 2

Posted in Technologies, Usability on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012. One comment so far
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Last week, Emerson’s Tom Wallace posed the question Are Human-Technology Interactions Solving or Causing Problems? in part one of a two-part series. Today, Tom explores this question by looking at how we learn, how we think, and how this applies to human-technology interactions. How we learn. Tom notes that there are a variety of learning […]

Operator Performance Research Put into Practice

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Operator Performance on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011. No comments yet
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This week, the Center of Operator Performance (COP) is meeting here in Austin, Texas. I have the opportunity to listen in, and share a few observations with you. You can follow these on my Twitter posts tagged #COPmtg. For those not familiar with the work of this consortium of process manufacturers, automation suppliers, engineering organizations, […]