Performance Indicators for Monitoring Safety Management Systems in Chemical Industry
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The development of the Safety Management System (SMS) in chemical industry appears as one of the important requirements introduced by the EU Seveso, II Directive on the control of major-accident hazards. This paper aims to provide a contribution regarding the SMS structure and the definition of the tools for assessing the effectiveness of this system by means of safety performance Indicators The performance Indicators are linked to a reference values or policy targets, illustrating how far the SMS is from the desired level We developed a system of performance Indicators for SMS In chemical Industry by using the concept of environmental performance indicators defined in standard ISO 14031. A set of three types of safety system performance indicators was proposed: management performance Indicators, operational performance indicators and safety status Indicators These Indicators represent the most important factors in the linkage between a possible cause of an accident and its effects.
Keywords:safety management / Seveso II / performance indicators
Source:Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly / CICEQ, 2009, 15, 1, 5-8
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