Welcome to the Center for Operator Performance
WHO WE ARE
The Center for Operator Performance is a diverse group of industry, vendor, and academia representatives addressing human capabilities and limitations with research, collaboration, and human factors engineering.
Our mission to raise the performance level of our operators and improve Health, Safety, and Environmental effectiveness is accomplished through:
- Openly sharing knowledge and ideas,
- Including vendors in research decisions,
- Teaming with leading human factors researchers and universities, and
- Collaborating with a focus on HS&E.
We understand the operational realities that operating safely requires redundancy of many components and operating competitively requires lack of redundancy of the human component. These complexities keep plant operators at the center of improving operational performance and at the center of our efforts bringing research insights into process plants.
Companies who can join the Center for Operator Performance include refineries, pipelines, process plants, mills and suppliers. We invite you to become a participating member.
Members: COP November Meeting Minutes and Presentation Files are now available in the Members-Only Site
Members: Reserve your hotel room for the COP Winter Meeting by November 1st to receive discounted rates
Attending the Emerson Global User's Exchange? On Wednesday, October 2nd you have another chance to join COP Board Representatives Ike Brackin, Mark Nixon, and Dave Strobhar at 8AM in Appaloosa 3 for the Evidence based design guidelines for effective operator overview displays workshop
The October Members Teleconference was held on Thursday the 17th at 2pm EDT
Save the Date: October 1st at 10AM at the Emerson Global User's Exchange COP Board Representatives Ike Brackin, Mark Nixon, and Dave Strobhar offer the workshop: Evidence based design guidelines for effective operator overview displays (Session 3-4905)
AN INVITATION TO LEARN MORE
The Center for Operator Performance was created in 2007 as an alliance of academic and process companies to research issues facing the petrochemical industry in the area of human factors and operator performance. We invite you to read our Founding Press Release (27KB PDF) and to continue to explore our website to learn more about our mission and organization.