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Occupational Health and Safety in the Industry

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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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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Global Chemical Management

API supports SAICM’s central aim that chemicals should be manufactured, used and managed safely at the international level in an efficient and cost-effective manner. API is contributing to the dialogue by developing industry positions on selective SAICM initiatives, coordinating with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others (including the chemical industry), and contributing directly in the SAICM process as an important stakeholder in global chemical management.

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Improvements to Offshore Safety

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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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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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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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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