Acronyms & Terms Glossary

What is LOPA in safety

Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is a semi quantitative method of risk assessment analyzing the frequency of occurrence of events that can produce a hazard associated with handling of hazardous chemicals. To ensure safety, a LOPA considers the applicability of safeguards, the potential for individual layers of protection to fail, and the potential consequences that are consistent with the organization's risk tolerance