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. Recognizing the unique challenges and operating considerations present in the oil and natural gas industry, API members have created the following document as a guide to those companies and individuals who are attempting to create an infectious disease or pandemic plan, as well as for those who are attempting updates to existing plans in light of changing threats. This guide helps the planner understand how they can define their operating regions based on considerations of an affected region, identifies the many sources of public sector information that are available for the planner to help develop the plan and to provide alerts and notices, and the process that a company can follow to make sure all relevant aspects of the business are included in the development of the plan.
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