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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. Because of this commitment, the collection of safety data in the form of benchmarking surveys reflects the industry's desire to provide a consistent, reliable and accurate industry metric for measuring and tracking safety trends and to promote its continuous improvement. Benchmarking surveys help companies understand how efficient they are over a host of issues and lead to improvements in their programs. Examples of safety surveys include: WIIS, OII, PSE

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Online: API Publications

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Woods Cross City’s Resolution Recognizes Value of API 754

In a recent resolution, the Woods Cross City Council in Utah credited the use of concepts in API Recommended Practice 754, Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industry, as one factor in restoring the city’s and residents’ confidence and trust in Silver Eagle Refining after a refinery incident on November 4, 2009.  The concepts in API 754 were used by the refinery and its consultant to develop an agreed-upon quarterly scorecard to monitor the facility’s safety performance, thereby giving the city’s citizens desired information on the steps that Silver Eagle is taking to improve its operations and safety.

Woods Cross City Resolution

The Survey on Petroleum Industry Occupational Injury and Illness Report

(OII) is an annual summary that reports on cases under the US Bureau of Labor Statistics record keeping deadlines.  The report includes information regarding injuries, illnesses, fatalities, lost workday cases and incidence rates by function.  The results of this survey are distributed only to participants; however, aggregate data from this survey can be obtained online at http://global.ihs.com or by phone at 1-800-854-7179.  

We are optimistic about the progress we have made so far, but we are mindful of the public's expectations of us as well as our expectations of ourselves — expectations that we take seriously in our quest for a safe workplace.

Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Safety (WIIS) Report 2003–2012

This report compares the rates of job-related injuries and illnesses in different segments of the U.S. oil and natural gas industry with those in the U.S. private sector. The report is based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publication, Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: Counts, Rates, and Characteristics. This is a free report. 

Contact: Adebukola Adefemi at adefemia@api.org.

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