Guidance for safety performance indicators
Article first published online: 5 OCT 2010
Copyright © 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Process Safety Progress
Volume 29, Issue 4, pages 387–388, December 2010
How to Cite
Louvar, J. (2010), Guidance for safety performance indicators. Proc. Safety Prog., 29: 387–388. doi: 10.1002/prs.10418
- Issue published online: 15 NOV 2010
- Article first published online: 5 OCT 2010
- safety performance;
- safety performance indicators;
At a recent PSP Editorial Review Board meeting, the Board recommended that we periodically include an article that summarizes some major findings from safety bulletins and articles. This particular summary focuses on safety performance indicators.
Industry has found that the traditional emphasis on personnel safety will not prevent the low probability and high consequence process accidents. Process accidents are prevented by identifying, measuring, analyzing, and adjusting key process activities or indicators. The development of a safety performance indicator program is an important management responsibility that will prevent process accidents.
The motivation for and methods to develop an effective safety performance indicator program are discussed in this article. © 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf Prog, 2010