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Sharing Our Safety

Safety First, Safety Always.


Safety is a core value for the natural gas and oil industry. API’s members are committed to protecting the environment, and the health and safety of all who share it. 

API is proud to partner with OSHA during its Safe + Sound Week, a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

As a partner in this effort, API is making many of its safety standards available for FREE during the  Campaign week. 

Safety is and will always be the Industry’s primary focus, and API is doing its part to ensure safety and safe practices within the industry. 

Work Hard, Work Smart, Work Safe.

API Occupational Safety and Health Standards

API RP 54 - Recommended Practice for Occupational Safety for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Services Operations

API RP 74 - Recommended Practice for Occupational Safety for Onshore Oil and Gas Production Operations

API RP 75 - Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities

API Bulletin 75L - Guidance Document for the Development of a Safety and Environmental Management System for Onshore Oil and Natural Gas Production Operations and Associated Activities

API RP 76 - Contractor Safety Management for Oil and Gas Drilling and Production Operations

API RP 77 - Risk-based Approach for Managing Hydrocarbon Vapor Exposure during Tank Gauging, Sampling, and Maintenance of Onshore Production Facilities

API STD 2220 - Contractor Safety Performance Process

API Pipeline Safety Standards

API RP 1102 - Steel Pipelines Crossing Railroads and Highways

API RP 1109 - Marking Liquid Petroleum Pipeline Facilities

API RP 1160 - Managing System Integrity for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines

API RP 1166 - Excavation Monitoring and Observation for Damage Prevention

API RP 1173 - Pipeline Safety Management Systems

API RP 1174 - Onshore Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Emergency Preparedness and Response

API RP 1175 - Pipeline Leak Detection - Program Management

API RP 1177 - Quality Management Systems for New Steel Pipeline Construction

API Marketing Standards

API RP 1604 - Closure of Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks

API Safety and Fire Protection Standards

API RP 754 - Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries

API RP 2001 - Fire Protection in Refineries

API RP 2003 - Protection Against Ignitions Arising Out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents

API RP 2201 - Safe Hot Tapping Practices in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries

API 2217A - Safe Work in Inert Confined Spaces in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries