•  754 Performance Metrics

    The refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries are committed to protecting the health and safety of our workers, contractors and neighbors, as well as the environment in which we operate.  Our members continuously look for opportunities to enhance safety and recognize that an effective means to improve process safety performance is to learn from each other. 

    A process safety performance indicators program provides useful information for driving improvement.  The program, when acted upon, contributes to reducing risks of major hazards by identifying the underlying causes and taking action to prevent recurrence. 

    A Tier 1 process safety event is defined by ANSI/API RP 754, Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries.  This standard is available to the public in a read-only format on the American Petroleum Institute website: http://publications.api.org/    

    The nature of the data that statistically are considered rare events, such as serious injuries or fatalities, means that year-to-year comparisons are not a statistically significant indicator of real change and can lead to premature conclusions. Therefore, we will start showing this data as a rolling average with the intention of presenting it over a five year period once we have collected five or more years of data. 

    The ability to draw an accurate conclusion, especially when looking at individual companies, is best accomplished by observing statistics over a longer period of time to help mitigate the effects of possible outliers.  


      2011   2012   2013   2014  
    REFINING   Count   Rate   Count   Rate   Count   Rate   Count   Rate  
    Tier 1 PSE 225 0.1553 156 0.0995 147 0.0947 152 0.0925
    3 Year Average Tier 1 PSE NA NA NA NA 176 0.1165 152 0.0956
    Tier 1 PSE 68 0.1170 72 0.0944 79 0.0995 78 0.0851
    3 Year Average Tier 1 PSE NA NA NA NA 73 0.1036 76 0.0930
      2011   2012   2013   2014  
    TIER 1   Refining   Petrochemical   Refining   Petrochemical   Refining   Petrochemical   Refining   Petrochemical  
    No. of Facilities 105 98 105 116 113 123 110 121
    No. of Companies Participating 32 25 35 27 42 29 35 24
    No. of PSEs reported 225 68 156 72 147 79 152 78
    % of Total US Operable Refining Capacity 92.0% NA 97.6% NA 96.4% NA 96.9% NA