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~Dr Dilip Ganguly

Operational Control Procedures (OCP) for the Automobile Industry

Once we find out about the various processes that go on in a particular line of operation in an industry, the next task is to pinpoint the various significant aspects. Having done that we need to focus on minimizing the negative impacts of the process. Thus, it becomes necessary to have an operational control procedure (OCP) ready to go into action. Find out about the OCPs for the automobile industry through this article.

Case Study in Operational Control Procedures (OCP) for the Automobile Industry

Activity: Servicing, Washing and Cleaning of Vehicles in the Automobile Industry

Identification of Aspects and Impacts (i.e., the Inputs and Outputs of a manufacturing process or operation):

Spillage of chemicals used for washing purposes to be checked by officials of the automobile industry

Aspects for the Automobile Industry: (a) Emission of volatile organic compounds; (b) Spillage chemicals used for washing purposes; (c) Discharge of vehicle wastes to stream

Operational Control Procedure in the Automobile Industry

1.
Check Point:
Discharge of vehicle wastes into stream to be checked in every shift by shift staff, building in-charge, etc.
Key Characteristics: Leakages of vehicle wastes into transferring lines through flange joints, holes, cracks, etc.
Reference Record: General Logbook or Register

2.
Check Point:
Spillage of chemicals used for washing purposes to be checked by officials of the automobile industry.
Key Characteristics: Spillages and ground contamination to be checked and results recorded.
Reference Record: General Logbook or Register

3.
Check Point:
Emission of volatile organic compounds to be checked.
Key Characteristics: Exhaust fan's working to be checked and recorded.
Reference Record: General Logbook or Register

Want to know more? Read the article on Operational Control Systems to find more explanations on the method of creating an OCP.

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