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WorkSafe Contractor Safety Training

The API WorkSafe Contractor Safety Program provides construction and maintenance workers at retail petroleum convenience facilities and service stations a general awareness of safety issues and procedures associated with contractor work at these sites.

Contractors who complete the annual online training and pass the final assessments receive an API WorkSafe qualification certificate that demonstrates to operators and station owners their understanding of the skills and knowledge required to work safely at retail petroleum and convenience facilities.

This program addresses key points from API Recommended Practice (RP) 1646, Safe Work Practices for Contractors Working at Retail Petroleum/Convenience Facilities, 2nd Edition, and incorporates industry standards and recommended practices established by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other state and local regulations.

This interactive online training program includes 14 modules:

  • WorkSafe Overview
  • General Knowledge
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Tool Selection
  • Driving Safety
  • Hazardous Communication
  • Barricading
  • Working at Heights
  • Ground Disturbance and Excavation
  • Mechanical Hoisting and Lifting
  • Confined Spaces
  • Lockout-Tagout (LOTO)
  • Hot Work
  • Underground Storage Tanks

Training is available in English or Spanish and a discounted copy of API RP 1646, 2nd Edition is included with the purchase of the training program ($195 value).

To register for training on-demand or to verify existing WorkSafe certificates online visit


API is an International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Accredited Provider. Participants in these training courses earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that can be applied towards certifications, licensures or academic credit.

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