SPE Online Education
Origins of H&OP in the Commercial Nuclear Power Industry
Recorded On: 06/30/2021
This webinar introduces participants to the evolution of the Human and Organisational Performance (H&OP) in the US Nuclear Industry. From Three Mile Island until today, the nuclear power industry achieved exceptional safety and performance improvements, exhibiting high-reliable approaches to the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of its nuclear power plants. The introduction of H&OP principles and practices has strongly contributed to this success. Despite the most recent nuclear accident at Fukushima in Japan after a massive tsunami, the industry continues to operate the plants with a central focus on protecting the reactor core (its key asset and hazard). The O&G industry borrows heavily from that work; many of the H&OP principles and practices applied today by O&G companies are based on the guidance and experience developed in the nuclear sector in the last 30 years.
This webinar is categorized under the Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability technical discipline
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Principal Consultant and Owner, Muschara Error Management Consulting, LLC
Tony is a specialist in the field of human error risk management for mostly industrialized enterprises and has been consulting independently since retiring from the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) in 2007. INPO, sponsored by the commercial nuclear industry, is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the highest levels of safety and reliability in the operation of nuclear electric generating plants. Clients have included organizations in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, chemical, manufacturing, construction, power generation and transmission, among others.
Tony is the author of Risk-Based Thinking: Managing the Uncertainty of Human Error in Operations (2017) published by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis. During his 22-year tenure at INPO, Tony developed his expertise in human and organizational performance (H&OP), which has applicability to any human endeavor especially hands-on work. While employed at INPO, Tony authored several industry publications, which included among others, Human Performance Reference Manual (2006) (adopted with revisions by the U.S. Department of Energy as the Human Performance Improvement Handbook. Volumes 1 and 2).
An active member of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), Tony is a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) awarded in 2006. The CPT designation is awarded by ISPI to experienced practitioners in the field of human and organizational performance improvement, whose work meets both the performance-based Standards of Performance Technology and application requirements.
Before joining INPO in 1985, Tony trained nuclear plant operators as a control room simulator instructor at Farley Nuclear Plant from 1983 to 1985, while employed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Tony certified as a senior reactor operator instructor in 1983.
Captain Muschara, USN-Retired, served seven years on active duty in the U. S. Navy submarine service. While on active duty, Naval Reactors certified Tony as an “Engineer of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plants,” then awarded by the Admiral Hyman Rickover. After serving 18 years in the Naval Reserves, Tony retired in 2000 with the rank of Captain (O6).Tony holds a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from Kennesaw State University (1989) and a Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering (mechanical) from the United States Naval Academy (1975).
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