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Occupational Health and Safety in the Industry

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    API Pandemic Planning Guide

    The oil and natural gas industry directly employs almost 2.6 million Americans, and supports 9.8 million jobs in America or 5.6% of total U.S. employment. Therefore, it is critical that oil and natural gas companies are aware of and plan for the potential threats that could directly or indirectly impact their employees and operations.
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    Improvements to Offshore Safety by Industry and Government - Post Macondo

    The oil and natural gas industry and the federal government have together taken great strides to enhance the safety of offshore drilling operations.
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  • Commitment to Safety - Onshore Oil and Gas Extraction

    The oil and natural gas industry works tirelessly to improve safety in the workplace through ongoing research, standards development, training, information transfer, and advocacy.
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  • Safe Drilling Operations

    The oil and natural gas industry has a strong safety record, despite a work environment that often involves heavy equipment, hazardous materials, high temperatures and high pressures.
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  • Safety Data Sheets: Petroleum Industry Practices

    This Document presents a summary of how petroleum industry companies develop and distribute Safety Data Sheets (SDSs or MSDSs) for purposes of hazard communication.
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  • Chemical Safety Board Guidance on SDSs

    The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) following its investigation of an explosion at the Barton Solvents distribution facility in Valley Center, Kansas concluded that the most likely cause of the explosion was a static spark resulting from a loosely-linked level-measuring float within the tank.
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  • Industrial Hygiene Workshop

    The API Industrial Hygiene (IH) Task Force hosted its annual workshop specifically for petroleum/natural gas industrial hygienists attending the national American Industrial Hygiene Conference. Presentations addressed topics such as IH support during new project development and ergonomics in quality control and research laboratories.
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  • Measuring Safety Improvement

    The members of API envision a petroleum industry that conducts and manages its operations safely and with respect for the environment and the safety of its workers and the public.
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