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Words, Words, Words. ChatGPT: Defining Change in Management of Change
A few days ago, we published a post ChatGPT: What Is the Most Important Element in Process Safety Management? I posed that question to the new software that “everyone is talking about”. The answer was quite impressive. It fell into two parts:
No single element is the “most important”; process safety management is a system in which all the components interact with one another.
If we have to select just one element, it would be culture.
We have published various posts to do with the use of language in the process safety discipline. These include:
I decided to ask ChatGPT about one of the most difficult process safety challenges: the definition of ‘Change’ in the Management of Change element.
On any process facility, change is happening all the time. The challenge lies in determining which changes should be analyzed using the Management of Change (MOC) system. When is a change a “Change”?
Sometimes, the answer is obvious. If it is proposed to use a different grade of steel for a piping run, or to switch from 8 hour to 12 hour shifts, then the MOC process needs to be followed. But other proposed changes fall into a gray area.
Faced with the question as to when a change becomes a “Change”, ChatGPT was not helpful. The specific question was,
define change in management of change in process safety management
The response provided some general information to do with Management of Change, but that was all.
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