March 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Process safety incident evaluation tool launched

Occupational injury and illness metrics aren't optimal for gauging the effectiveness of a company's process safety program. The Baker Panel that investigated the 2005 BP refinery disaster in Texas Cit..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Occupational injury and illness metrics aren't optimal for gauging the effectiveness of a company's process safety program. The Baker Panel that investigated the 2005 BP refinery disaster in Texas City, Texas, noted the lack of good metrics and recommended that industry develop a consensus set of leading and lagging indicators for process safety performance by refining and chemical processing industries. As a result, the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) has released a 44-page document and a related Process Safety Incident Evaluation Tool. This completes a two-year process to develop a common set of process safety metrics. "Companies that use the new metrics will be able to colle

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