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Protecting Public Health

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.

Energy & Communities: Prioritizing Safety, Health And Environmental Stewardship

The natural gas and oil industry is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees, our contractors, and the people of the communities in which we operate. Natural gas is helping to improve the health of communities and environments across the U.S. by decreasing pollution levels and improving air quality, and internationally-recognized standards help ensure the safety of our workers and communities.

Check out the Energy & Communities Report for more information.

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.