Harmonization of Standards

Vision 20/20

What does it mean in 20/20?

  • It is important to communicate requirements consistently … down the street, across the country, and around the world.
  • Currently, a variety of standards may apply to a single operation, including local, industry, national, and international, which have the potential to conflict with each other.
  • Harmonized standards provide consistent guidance for design, operations, and maintenance, to support effective understanding of process safety risk.

What is the value?

  • Harmonization of Standards leads to efficiency in conforming to applicable standards in local, national, and global commerce.
  • Harmonization of Standards supports a partnership to challenge each other to deliver great process safety performance.

What can I do?

  • Recognize the diversity in standards, be open-minded, and work towards harmonization of standards.
  • Promote harmonization through active participation in standard and practice writing groups.