Measure

Area

Definition

Type

Comments

BBP observation—analysis to drive behavior change

Personal safety

Number of analyses performed

Leading

Should analyze the antecedents and consequences of an unwanted behavior at least quarterly. Behavior might be improved by adjusting an antecedent.

BBP observation—driving behavior change

Personal safety

Number of critical behaviors that reached habit strength

Leading

Try to drive at least one behavior to habit strength per year by adjusting the antecedents and consequences of that behavior.

Procedure use

Personal/process safety

Number of critical procedures used/number of critical procedure required tasks performed

Leading

Can be daily, weekly, or monthly depending on the size of the organization. Tasks that require a critical procedure are defined by the facility.

Quality of root cause investigation (RCI)

Personal/environmental/transportation/process safety

Number of minimum quality criteria met for the RCIs in a given period

Leading

RCI minimum criteria are defined by the company.

Pretask hazard assessment participation

Personal safety

Number of pretask hazard assessments performed

Leading

Assessment can be conducted per person or per work group, weekly or monthly.

Performance tracking on permits

Personal safety

Number of defects found per permit

Leading

Permit documentation is audited and any mistake or omission is a defect (safe work permit/isolation of energy/confined space entry).

Training timeliness

Personal/environmental/transportation/process safety

Required training completed on time—not overdue

Leading

Overdue EH&S training is a sign of a slipping safety culture and priority.

Compliance task tool

Personal/environmental/transportation/process safety

Number of required compliance tasks overdue/total number of required compliance tasks

Leading

Overdue safety compliance tasks are a sign of slipping safety culture and priority. An example of these tasks is fire extinguisher inspections.

Severity rate

Personal safety

Number of (RMTC × 1) + (RWC × 3) + (DAWC × 9) + (fatalities × 27) per 200,000 work hours

Lagging

Gives a weighted rate

DAWC count

Personal safety

Number of DAWCs

Lagging

 

DAWC rate

Personal safety

Number of DAWC per 200,000 work hours

Lagging

 

Loss of primary containment (LOPC) count

Personal safety

Number of LOPCs

Lagging

For example, leaks, breaks, and spills

Severe LOPC (Categories 1,1A, and 2A)

Personal/environmental/process safety

Number of Category 1, 1A, and 2A LOPCs

Lagging

Category 1 is any loss of primary containment resulting in the release of >5,000 lb flammable chemical. Category 1A is a release causing a DAWC. Category 2A is a spill resulting in a RI.

Category 4 LOPC count

Personal/environmental/process safety

Number of Category 4 LOPCs

Leading

Category 4 is a minor spill of <100 lb that has no measurable impact on people or the environment.

Ratio of Category 4 LOPC to Categories 1, 2, and 3 LOPCs

Personal safety

Ratio of Category 4 LOPCs to all other categories of LOPCs

Leading

Try to achieve a 40:1 ratio in order to find the small spills and fix them before they become larger spills. (Category 2 is a loss of primary containment with a release of >1,000 lb or an RMTC or a RWC (2A). Category 3 is any LOPC that loses >100 lb of chemical or 1,000 lb of dry inert solids).



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