Recommended Practice 754
Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries
In April 2016, API published the second edition of API Recommended Practice (RP) 754, Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries. RP-754 identifies leading and lagging process safety indicators useful for driving performance improvement. As a framework for measuring activity, status or performance, this document classifies process safety indicators into four tiers of leading and lagging indicators. Tiers 1 and 2 are suitable for nationwide public reporting and Tiers 3 and 4 are intended for internal use at individual facilities. Guidance on methods for development and use of performance indicators is also provided.
This RP was developed for the refining and petrochemical industries, but may also be applicable to other industries with operating systems and processes where loss of containment has the potential to cause harm (see note). Applicability is not limited to those facilities covered by the OSHA Process Safety Management Standard, 29 CFR 1910.119, or similar national and international regulations. Pages: 118
2nd Edition | April 2016
To better understand RP 754 and process safety indicators, API has provided several resources:
General Reference Material
- API RP 754 Fact Sheet – More detailed information on ANSI/API RP 754
Resources for Submitting Data
- Excel spreadsheet – Submission spreadsheet for current year
- 754 PSE Data Validation Tool – Filterable spreadsheet showing the different subcategories of the PSE data collection spreadsheet to make submitting annual data easier
- Guide to Reporting PSE Version 3.1 – Guide to aid companies in submitting Process Safety Event (PSE) data
- Past 754 Interpretation Questions – Questions and answers related to 754 incident classification
- First Edition FAQ Guide – FAQ document created in 2012 to address questions in the 1st Edition of API RP 754
- 754 Webinars – Past API/AFPM webinars related to RP 754
Process Safety Data
- 2014-2018 PSE Data – Summary API RP 754 PSE data submitted to API
RP 754, 2nd edition is available for purchase at the API Publication Store.
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