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Process Safety Leading and Lagging Metric

Process Safety Leading and Lagging Metric

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2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
PSI Count PSI Rate PSI Severity RatePS Industry Wide Metric
Process SafetyLeading and Lagging Metrics
 You Don’t Improve What You Don’t Measure
Center for Chemical Process Safety  An AIChE Technology Alliance
 
Copyright ©2008Center for Chemical Process of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers3 Park AvenueNew York, New York 10016-5991
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in anyform or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior permission of thecopyright owner. AIChE™and CCPS®are trademarks owned by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Thesetrademarks may not be used without the prior express written consent of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.The use of this product in whole or in part for commercial use is prohibited without prior express written consent of theAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers. To obtain appropriate license and permission for such use contact ScottBerger, 212-591-7237, scotb@aiche.org.It is sincerely hoped that the information presented in this document will lead to an even more impressive safetyrecord for the entire industry; however, neither the American Institute of chemical Engineers, its consultants, CCPSTechnical Steering Committee and Subcommittee members, their employers, their employers' officers and directors,warrant or represent, expressly or by implication, the correctness or accuracy of the content of the informationpresented in this document. As between (1) American Institute of Chemical Engineers, its consultants, CCPS technicalSteering Committee and Subcommiittee members, their employers, and their employers' officers and directors, and(2) the user of this document, the user accepts any legal liability or responsibility whatsoever for the consequence of its use or misuse.
 
Preface
The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS
®
) was established in 1985 by the American Institute of ChemicalEngineers (AIChE) for the express purpose of assisting industry in avoiding or mitigating catastrophic chemicalaccidents. More than 100 corporate members around the world drive the activities of CCPS.In 2006, the CCPS Technical Steering Committee authorized a project, and the creation of a project committee, todevelop a Guideline book for the development and use of Leading and Lagging Process Safety Metrics. In the initialmeeting, the committee identified that the key breakthrough opportunity for industry was the development of anindustry lagging metric that would become the benchmark across the chemical and petroleum industries for measuringprocess safety performance. To achieve this objective, it would become essential to involve representatives andmembers from each of the major chemical and petroleum trade associations as well as other key stakeholders.CCPS elected to extend invitations to a number of organizations, soliciting their involvement in this project.The ultimate objective of this committee is to complete the Guideline book originally authorized by CCPS, suchthat additional information and guidance is available to individual companies on how to better use metrics toimprove their process safety performance. This document is intended to propose an industry-wide lagging metricand suggested leading and other metrics for individual company consideration.CCPS strongly recommends that companies around the globe adopt and implement these recommendations.
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