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Guidelines for Process Safety Metrics

ISBN: 978-0-470-57980-0
200 pages
December 2009
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Process safety metrics is a topic of frequent conversation within chemical industry associations. Guidelines for Process Safety Metrics provides basic information on process safety performance indicators, including a comprehensive list of metrics for measuring performance and examples as to how they can be successfully applied over both the short and long term. For engineers, insurers, corporate traininers, military personnel, government officials, students, and managers involved in production, product and process development, Guidelines for Process Safety Metrics can help determine appropriate metrics useful in monitoring performance and improving process safety programs.

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Items on The CD Accompanying This Book.

Acronyms and Abbreviations.

Glossary.

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

INTRODUCTION.

1.1 An Introduction to Process Safety and Metrics.

1.2 Purpose of This Book.

1.3 Key Audiences for the Guidelines.

1.4 An Organization's Personnel Hierarchy.

1.5 Organization of This Guideline.

1.6 Using This Guideline.

WHY IMPLEMENT PROCESS SAFETY METRICS.

2.1 Preventing Process Safety Incidents.

2.2 Benefits from Measuring Performance.

2.3 Tracking Operational Performance and Process Safety Performance.

2.4 Avoiding Complacency.

2.5 Conclusion.

PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT METRICS.

3.1 Metrics and the Process Safety Models.

3.2 Other Metric Dimensions.

3.3 Forms of Metrics.

3.4 Characteristics of Good Metrics.

3.5 Conclusion.

CHOOSING APPROPRIATE METRICS.

4.1 Process Safety Goals and Objectives.

4.2. Define the Process Safety Goals.

4.3 Define Process Safety Objectives.

4.4 Develop the Metrics Strategy for Improving the Process Safety System.

4.5 Select Metrics.

4.6 Conclusion.

IMPLEMENTING A METRICS PROGRAM.

5.1 Management Support and Leadership.

5.2 Develop an Implementation Strategy.

5.3 Develop the Framework for the Metrics Implementation Strategy.

5.4 Implementation Analysis.

5.5 Prepare for Rollout.

5.6 Rollout.

5.7 Reevaluate Metrics Based Upon Experience.

5.8 Conclusion.

COMMUNICATING RESULTS.

6.1 Communication Analysis.

6.2 Select Appropriate Communication Characteristics.

6.3 Report Appropriate Data to Different Audiences.

6.4 Tools for Communicating Metrics.

6.5 Conclusion.

USING METRICS TO DRIVE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS.

7.1 Identify Weaknesses and Deficiencies in Process Safety Performance.

7.2 Leadership Commitment to Process Safety Performance.

7.3 Hold Responsible Parties Accountable.

7.4 Engage the Public.

7.5 Conduct Periodic Management Reviews.

7.6 Cultivate a Positive Process Safety Culture.

7.7 Communicate Process Safety and Other Organizational Successes.

7.8 Conclusion.

IMPROVING INDUSTRY-WIDE PERFORMANCE.

8.1 Performance Benchmarking.

8.2 Metrics Allow Performance Comparisons for Multiple Parties.

8.3 Sharing Data Across Industry Leads to Improved Performance.

8.4 Conclusion.

FUTURE TRENDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF PROCESS SAFETY METRICS.

9.1 Improving Process Safety.

9.2 Societal Interests.

APPENDIX I: LISTING OF POTENTIAL PROCESS SAFETY METRICS TO CONSIDER (BASED ON THE RISK BASED PROCESS SAFETY ELEMENTS).

APPENDIX II: PROCESS SAFETY.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS: BP CHEMICALS HULL CASE STUDY.

APPENDIX III: NOVA CHEMICALS UNCONTROLLED PROCESS FIRE AND LOPC METRICS.

INDEX.

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