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: The June Teleconference will be held on Thursday the 20th at 2pm EDT
The April Members Teleconference was held on Thursday the 18th at 2pm EDT
Members: Reserve your hotel room for the May Meeting by April 22nd to receive discounted rates
COP Semantic Procedure Analyzer (SPA) and Display Metrics Toolkit (DMT) tools in the March Control Magazine: Operator Performance Pumps Up (533KB PDF)
The March Members Teleconference was held on Thursday the 28th at 2pm EDT
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.