What is MOC?
MOC stands for “Management Of Change,” meaning the dedicated system built to shift smoothly to an entirely new or enhanced process, controlling the potential risks.
An enterprise that observes ISO, OSHA or other occupational safety standards must define the Management of Change procedures. Section 4.4 of the ISO 45001 standard identifies the need to define MOC to maintain an OH&S management system. OSHA specifies the need for MOC concerning changes that affect Process Safety Management.
Defining a MOC procedure is focused on the following aspects:
- indicating why a change is necessary
- identifying the impact of the change
- assessing potential hazards
- taking measures to control or prevent these risks
MOC procedures can apply to physical changes to a workplace, operational changes and changes that pertain to personnel.