If you work in the GMP regulated industry you not only need to address human error deviations because they are an inconvenience, you must do it because the regulation requires it. For example: the CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 Subpart B_Organization and Personnel Sec. 211.22 talks about the “responsibilities of quality control unit” and it states that “(a) There shall be a quality control unit that shall have the responsibility and authority to approve or reject all components, drug product containers, closures, in-process materials, packaging material, labeling and drug products, and the authority to review production records to assure that no errors have occurred, or if errors have occurred, they have been fully investigated…”
Also, the European Commission reads, “Where a human error is suspected or identified as the cause; this should be justified having taken care to ensure that process, procedural or system-based errors or problems have not been overlooked if present. Appropriate corrective actions and/or preventative actions (CAPAs) should be identified and taken in response to investigations. The effectiveness of such actions should be monitored and assessed, in line with Quality Risk Management principles.” We, in Human Error Solutions (HES), have created the simplest and most effective human error reduction program, with 100% effectiveness when fully implemented in different organizations around the world. This valid scientific model combines qualitative and quantitative methodologies and provides practical tools that would assist your organization in achieving desired results.
This training will provide the steps that you will be able to implement in a human error reduction program at your site. It includes practical tools, the six steps for implementation, and how to measure effectiveness to continuously improve human reliability at your site.
Ginette Collazo, Ph. D. is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist with 20 years of experience that specializes in Engineering Psychology and Human Reliability, disciplines that study the interaction between human behavior and productivity. She has held positions leading training and human reliability programs in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing Industry.Nine years ago, Dr. Collazo established Human Error Solutions (HES), a Florida based boutique consulting firm, where she has been able to position herself as one of the few Human Error Reduction Experts in the world. HES, led by Dr. Collazo, developed a unique methodology for human error investigations, cause determination, CA-PA development and effectiveness that has been implemented and proven amongst different industries globally. This scientific method has been applied in critical quality situations and workplace accidents.Ginette Collazo, Ph. D. is the author of the book Human Error: Root Cause Determination Model, published in 2008. She is also a speaker at significant events like Interphex, FDAnews Annual Conference, Global Conference on Process Safety, International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, and of course, Pharmaceutical Industry Association.