December 2014

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Monitor safety with improved risk performance indicators

Using Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and real-time operational data, statistical estimates of the frequencies of future hazardous events can be generated. Combined with a qualitative estimate of the severity of hazardous events and the tolerable frequency determined in the LOPA, an objective leading metric of hazardous events can be created.

Fisher, P., ACM Facility Safety

In response to major process industry incidents, regulatory agencies are increasing demands for companies to provide forward-looking indicators of process safety. Additionally, executives from operating companies are being held increasingly accountable for the safety performance of their businesses. To respond to these pressures, companies need clearly defined quantitative process safety indicators that are predictive and are not based on analysis of past hazardous events. Using Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and real-time operational data, statistical estimates of the frequencies of future hazardous events can be generated. Combined with a qualitative estimate of the severity of hazar

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