Article | December 1, 2015

Reducing Human Error in Life Sciences Manufacturing

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Duration: 90 Minutes - Online
Price: $279 - Includes Bonus Handouts!

Course Description:

Recent statistics show that human error is the cause of nearly 80% of failures in manufacturing facilities. This poses a tremendous challenge to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies as it translates to a significant loss of time, money, and consumer confidence each year.

An improved understanding of why human error occurs will enable staff at all levels to bring their organization from “error prone” to “error free,” resulting in fewer enforcement observations/actions from global regulatory agencies.   Improved quality of work product can lead to better productivity and may be achieved by a number of methods, but most notably by implementing human reliability training programs.

This interactive 90-minute course will teach you how to:

  • Identify  the top five human errors that can derail manufacturing
  • Build dynamic programs that will help your team avoid future errors and allow for continuous improvement
  • Create and implement processes that mitigate human risk
  • Measure the effectiveness of current procedures and adjust accordingly
  • Adjust Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA) according to the most common human errors, and train staff at all levels

Learning Objectives

This course will be of benefit to employees involved in a pharmaceutical, biotech, biopharamceutical, or medical device manufacturing environment.  Staff at all levels will find this course useful. 

Instructor Bio

Joanna Gallant is an experienced, solutions-driven Quality professional with over 20 years of technical and operational experience within pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturing environments.  Over her career she has provided regulatory, technical, skill and management development training support to all Operations functions as well as IT, R&D, Customer Service and senior management. 

Over her career, she has held positions in quality assurance, laboratory and training roles, which enables her to translate operational experience into training. She has established and led multifunctional and global project teams, and worked both as an individual contributor and a manager, and can speak from various perspectives as a result.  She is well versed in instructional systems design, problem solving and root cause analysis skills, and she uses these skills to identify problems and solutions for performance and process improvement, and to analyze training systems for gaps and training programs for effectiveness.  

Joanna regularly speaks at industry meetings and conferences on topics including root cause analysis, design and development of competency-based training, and interactive training design.  She has been in leadership positions in the Massachusetts-based BETA organization for the last 10 years, and was asked to join the GMP TEA, Inc. Board of Directors in 2008. She was one of the founders of and was an instructor in the Biomanufacturing Certificate Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and became an Adjunct Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine’s Biotechnology degree program in 2011. 

Duration: 90-Minutes - Online

Price: $279 - Includes Bonus Handouts!