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Title
Process safety indicators : a review of literature
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Abstract
Indicators for process safety can provide insight into safety levels of a process or of a company, but it is clear that the 'silver bullet' has not yet been identified. In secondary literature a difference is made between leading and lagging safety indicators. Primary literature questions this distinction, as well as the quantification of safety indicators. Safety Indicators for management and organisation have an ambiguous relationship with latent errors and conditions, being mentioned over and over in retrospective safety analyses of major accidents. Indicators for occupational safety do not necessarily have a relationship with process safety. In addition, it can be expected that regulators of major hazard companies will ask to identify and implement both lagging and leading indicators, and anchor these indicators in a safety management system. Therefore, the subject safety indicators will remain in the spotlight, at least in the time to come.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of loss prevention in the process industries. - Stoneham
Publication
Oxford : Elsevier sci ltd, 2016
ISSN
0950-4230
Volume/pages
40(2016), p. 162-173
ISI
000373420600018
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 30.12.2017
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 06.01.2016
Last edited 10.07.2017
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