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Health & Safety

API’s members are committed to protecting the environment, and the health and safety of all who share it. API’s safety and health activities support this commitment through research, standards development, training, information transfer and advocacy. The oil and natural gas industry is becoming an increasingly safer place to work, despite a job environment that often involves heavy equipment, hazardous materials, high temperatures and high pressure equipment. This is reflected by a declining rate of illnesses and injuries – a rate much lower than that for the private sector as a whole.

Health and Safety in the Industry

Find out how petroleum industry companies contribute to health and safety in the industry.

Product Safety at Home

Tips for safe storage and disposal of gasoline as well as staying safe at the pump and in your home.

Product Stewardship

API's product stewardship activities and programs support the oil and natural gas industry in its commitment to a shared responsibility for the industry's environmental, health and safety performance.

Process Safety

API member companies are committed to conducting business in a manner that protects the safety and health of their employees, others involved in their operations, customers, and the public. Process safety is part of safety management and focuses on the concerns of major hazards impacting, safety, environmental damage and business losses. The goal of process safety management is to develop plant systems and procedures to prevent unwanted releases that may ignite and cause toxic impacts, local fires or explosions.

Process Safety Standards

Process safety is part of safety management and focuses on the concerns of major hazards impacting, safety, environmental damage and business losses.

RP-754 Webinars

See all four RP 754 webinars, slides and session notes

Advancing Process Safety Programs

The refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries are committed to protecting the health and safety of our workers, our contractors and our 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 throughout the industry is to learn from each other.