Reducing Memory and Attention Failures/Errors: Cognitive Load Assessment
  • CODE : GICO-0004
  • Duration : 90 Minutes
  • Level : Intermediate
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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, Pharmaceutical Industry Association, and International GMP Conference.

Human error is known to be the primary cause of quality and production losses in many industries. Although it is unlikely that human error will ever be eliminated, many human performance problems can be prevented. Human errors start at the design stage and usually, factors associated with cognitive load are ignored. In science, cognition is the mental processing that includes the attention of working memory, comprehending and producing language, calculating, reasoning, problem-solving, and decision making. This course evaluates cognitive issues that may be the cause of these failures.

Learning objectives

  • Know the definitions of cognitive load factors
  • Learn the Human Factors (20% Individual Performance)
  • Learn the questions and possible answers
  • How to assess the areas
  • How to collect the responses
  • How to analyze the responses and determine the cognition levels
  • How to report the level of risk for Human Errors
  • Recommend solutions

Areas Covered

  • Human Error Categories
  • Human limitations related to cognition
  • Cognitive Load Categories that affect memory, attention and decision making
  • How to prepare the floor assessment
  • What to look for when doing the assessment
  • How to present results
  • How to present recommendations

Who Should Attend

  • Training managers and coordinators
  • Operations
  • Manufacturing
  • Plant engineering
  • QA/QC staff
  • Process excellence/improvement professionals
  • Industrial/process engineers
  • Compliance officers
  • Regulatory/legislative affairs professionals
  • General/corporate counsel

Why Should Attend

This training would provide tools that can be implemented and used after this event. These include practical tools. We will discuss human error categories, near root causes and root causes for these events. We will discuss the latest trends in human error issues in the industry.

  • $149.00



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