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API RP 754 - Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries

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API RP 754, Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries, is a recommended practice developed and published by the American Petroleum Institute (API) to help facilities implement a comprehensive program for reducing safety hazards through a system of continuous assessment and improvement. This RP was originally published in 2010, and the most recent 3rd Edition was released in August of 2021.

API RP 754 identifies leading and lagging process safety indicators useful for driving performance improvement, including mechanical integrity related items. 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 sites. Guidance on methods for development and use of performance indicators is also provided. 

API RP 754 was developed for the refining and petrochemical industries, however it may also be applicable to other industries with operating systems and processes where loss of containment has the potential to cause harm (e.g., pipeline and terminal operations, retail service stations, O&G drilling operations). 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.

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