Energy and ‘Safe + Sound Week’
Posted August 13, 2018
API is proud to partner with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for “Safe +Sound Week” (through Sunday), a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of safety and health programs. This includes management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.
The video below highlights the fact our industry has a long history of developing standards that advance operational safety:
To mark “Safe + Sound Week,” API is making 22 of its most important safety standards available for free, accessible here.
API has also published a handbook, “Rules to Live By,” that contains fundamental safety reminders for workers and employers. Each page of the handbook may be printed as a poster to remind workers of important safety tips while doing things such as working at heights, implementing stop work authority or driving safely.
While the oil and natural gas industry continues to lead in workplace safety, improving safety is an ongoing mission. Below, a graph from API’s workplace safety report shows injuries and illness rates in natural gas and oil compared with the U.S. private sector:
Safe + Sound Week offers benefits beyond just our industry. Anyone may participate in virtual and in-person events throughout the week. Just check out OSHA’s website, sign up for Safe + Sound updates and follow updates on Twitter with the hashtag #SafeAndSound2018.
About The Author
Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Previously, Mark was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor at an assortment of newspapers. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela have two grown children and four grandchildren.
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