Charles Alday

Charles Alday

Human Factors Consultant at Pipeline Performance Group

Location
Greater Atlanta Area
Industry
Oil & Energy

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Charles Alday's Overview

Current
Past
  • Operational Excellence Manager at Colonial Pipeline Co.
  • Internal Organization Development Consultant at Colonial Pipeline Co.
Education
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Charles Alday's Summary

Pipeline Performance Group has worked in 2010-2014 on over 120 projects related to pipeline control rooms for hazardous liquids and natural gas pipelines. We have worked with companies in the USA, Canada, and China. These projects included developing Control Room Management (CRM) plans, evaluation and audit preparation of CRM plans, new control room design, workload assessments, fatigue mitigation, operating procedures development, and training programs.

We already have over 60 projects scheduled in 2014.

We develop fatigue risk management plans and are providing fatigue management educational materials to many companies. We partner with the provider of FAID Safe fatigue modeling software.

The company is the only human factors consulting company that applies practical pipeline shift work experience, control room management and consulting experience, and doctoral qualifications to the development of control room management plans, pipeline human factors consulting, and fatigue risk management programs.

In the past five years, we have:
• Developed, implemented, improved 16 Control Room Management Plans and assisted with audits
• Performed over 70 workload analyses to meet regulatory requirements and determine if workload is acceptable or not
• Developed operating procedures
• Developed training materials and conducted training
• Reviewed and advised on shift schedules, using fatigue modeling software
• Developed and delivered fatigue management training and educational materials
• Developed control center design criteria
• Performed assessments of control room ergonomic, environmental, and spatial factors
• Developed procedures for backup SCADA tests, evacuation plans, point to point tests, alarm management
• Performed human factors and organizational assessments of organizations
* Developed training programs and control center forums

Charles Alday's Experience

Human Factors Consultant

Pipeline Performance Group

Oil & Energy industry

March 2008Present (6 years 7 months) greater atlanta area and locations of pipeline companies

Consulting partnership that is focused on human factors and control room management plans for hazardous liquids and natural gas pipelines. Principals are Dr. Michele Terranova, Ali Gibson, and Charles Alday.

Adjunct Professor

Kennesaw State University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2008Present (6 years 9 months)

Professor of Business Ethics in Coles College School of Management and Entrepreneurship.

President and Consultant

Alday Consulting Services, Inc.

January 2005Present (9 years 9 months)

I practice client centered consulting, specializing in operational excellence that improves performance of people and processes.

Operational Excellence Manager

Colonial Pipeline Co.

Oil & Energy industry

June 1974December 2004 (30 years 7 months)

For the last five years of my career, I worked with leaders at all levels of the organization and with the front line employees to eliminate spills and leaks caused by human error. I was an internal consultant who specialized in human performance improvement, leadership development, and highly effective teams.

Internal Organization Development Consultant

Colonial Pipeline Co.

Oil & Energy industry

20022004 (2 years)

Worked with people throughout the organization to define and implement strategies for Operational Excellence,

Charles Alday's Projects

  • Control Room Management Plan

    • May 2011 to Present
    Team Members: Charles Alday, Benny Rager, PP&G, Alicia Gibson

    Developed/ adopted CRM plan with PPG associates.

  • Control Room Management Plan for Major Integrated Oil Company

    • December 2010 to June 2011

    Worked closely with 11 person project team to define Control Room Management Plan components, to build out new procedures to align with industry standards, to incorporate tenets of Operational Excellence, and to publish the plan to meet the August 2011 regulatory deadline. This onsite engagement was an opportunity to provide leadership to the project while also sharing knowledge of industry best practices across a range of control room subject areas.

Charles Alday's Publications

  • Measuring Control Room Mental Workload

    • Pipeline and Gas Journal
    • October 2012

    This article describes a method that is being used in pipeline control rooms to measure cognitive workload with the a multidimensional measure. The method is used to comply with regulatory requirements for Control Room Management.

  • Pipeliners Are Human ebook

    • iTunes Books
    • September 1, 2011
    Authors: Charles Alday

    The title of this book, Pipeliners Are Human, sounds unusual. The book introduces human factors principles to people in the pipeline industry. Human Factors takes information about us-our abilities, our limitations, our behaviors-and applies this information to the design of tools, machines, computer systems, tasks, jobs, and the work environment. The book is designed to present useful information with a minimum of text, a maximum amount of illustrations, and a mixture of photographs, cartoons, humor and stories. A person should be able to read the book in a couple of hours, and then apply some of the lessons immediately.

  • Pipeliners Are Human

    • lulu.com
    • November 2010
    Authors: Charles Alday

    The title of this book, Pipeliners Are Human, sounds unusual. The book introduces human factors principles to people in the pipeline industry. Human Factors takes information about us-our abilities, our limitations, our behaviors-and applies this information to the design of tools, machines, computer systems, tasks, jobs, and the work environment. The book is designed to present useful information with a minimum of text, a maximum amount of illustrations, and a mixture of photographs, cartoons, humor and stories. A person should be able to read the book in a couple of hours, and then apply some of the lessons immediately

  • Dirty Dozen Causes of Errors and Accidents ebook

    • www,lulu.com
    • November 11, 2010
    Authors: Charles Alday

    Humans make mistakes and we make them regularly. Organizations should do something to detect and to prevent human errors and accidents. The purpose of this eBook is to introduce The Dirty Dozen causes of errors and accidents. This book will provoke thoughts and discussions about how they apply in your work and life. I believe The Dirty Dozen eBook provides an easy way for people to understand the causes of human error and to develop ways to address those causes.

  • Human Factors and Safety Are Focus Of Proposed PHMSA Rule

    • Pipeline and Gas Journal
    • April 2009

    The Control Room Management/Human Factors Rule was proposed in 2008. This article provided an introduction to the rule and to human factors.

Charles Alday's Skills & Expertise

  1. Human Factors
  2. Coaching
  3. Organizational Development
  4. Team Building
  5. Operations Management
  6. Change Management
  7. Leadership Development
  8. Team Leadership
  9. Procedure Development
  10. Pipelines
  11. Management
  12. Petroleum
  13. Fatigue Management
  14. Prioritize Workload
  15. Project Planning
  16. Control Room Management Plans
  17. Workload Analysis
  18. Fatigue Risk Management Systems
  19. Operational Excellence
  20. Training & Development
  21. Lessons Learned
  22. Incident Analysis
  23. Regulatory Requirements
  24. Energy
  25. Employee Training
  26. Training
  27. Supervisory Skills
  28. Leadership
  29. Risk Management
  30. Program Management
  31. Strategy
  32. Technical Writing
  33. Energy Industry
  34. Analysis
  35. Process Improvement
  36. Business Process Improvement
  37. Risk Assessment
  38. Performance Improvement
  39. Consulting
  40. Incident Handling
  41. Business Planning
  42. Public Speaking
  43. Management Consulting
  44. Policy
  45. CRM
  46. Entrepreneurship
  47. Project Management
  48. Workshop Facilitation
  49. Ergonomics
  50. Performance Management

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Charles Alday's Education

Kennesaw State University

MBA, Management

19971999

Activities and Societies: Beta Gamma Sigma

Belmont University

BBA, Accounting

19861990

Belmont University

BA, Philosophy

19861990

Outstanding Senior Philosophy Student, 1990

Charles Treadway Award for Outstanding Writing, 1990

Charles Alday's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Organizational development, operational excellence,human factors, pipeline safety, culture change, systems thinking, change management, human performance improvement, team development, training and coaching

Groups and Associations:

International Society for Performance Improvement, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Southern Gas Association, Usability Professionals, Organization Change Alliance, Pipeliners Club, Toastmasters, Pegasus, API, Kennesaw Business Association

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