Human error is known to be the major cause of quality and production losses in many industries. Although it is unlikely that human error will ever be totally eliminated, many human performance problems can be prevented. Human errors start at the design stage. From procedures, training, and workplace environment many variables that affect human behavior can be manipulated reducing the likelihood of these occurrences. To work with these challenges it is really important to understand human behavior and the psychology of error as well as understand exactly where the systems weaknesses are, so they can be improved and/or fixed. This course offers practical approaches and models to address human performance issues in GMP related environments by using a specific methodology to correct, prevent and avoid re-occurrence of these issues.
This training would provide tools that can be implemented and used after this event. This includes practical tools. We will discuss human error categories, near root causes and root causes for these events. We will discuss latest trends in human error issues in the industry.
Dr. Ginette M. Collazo obtained her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Ginette has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with the Technical Training, Organizational Development and Human Reliability fields.
Her work experience is from Bristol Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Schering Plough and Wyeth, holds specialized studies in Human Reliability, and has authored various publications on this topic. Her most recent publication is "Error Humano: C4c06 Modelo de Determinación de Raiz Causa", a book that describes success factors that reduce human errors. Having implemented Human Reliability programs in various industries, she understands firsthand what works and what doesn’t when trying to change a culture from an error tolerant environment to an error free learning organization.
Currently she is the president of Ginette M. Collazo, Inc. a firm that works with organizations to improve productivity by helping them identify and implement innovative strategies that will warrant that business objectives and results are met and exceeded. GMC, Inc. specializes, also, in Human Error reduction allowing organizations to achieve savings and reduce/avoid unnecessary costs associated with people’s mistakes.
Ginette’s clients all over the world including Germany, Argentina, USA, Trinidad Tobago, Dominican Republic, Singapore, Europe, and more. She has been a guest speaker about these topics in several professional conferences including American Institute for Chemical Engineers Global conference, Center for Chemical and Process Safety, American Society for Quality, California State Lands Commission Prevention First 2010 conference, Interphex PR and NY, FDAnews, among others.