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Health & Safety

Safety is important to everyone and 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. They work tirelessly to improve safety practices through ongoing research, standards development, training, information sharing, 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.

The natural gas and oil industry’s commitment to excellence in workplace safety not only protects the 10.3 million U.S. jobs supported by the industry across the country, but it also keeps surrounding communities and the environment healthy and safe. Workplace safety covers a large and varied set of procedures, conditions and environments, from personal safety, which protects the individual worker, to operational and process safety, which focuses on the equipment and procedures that keep hydrocarbons and other hazardous materials properly contained. Personal safety and process safety work hand-in-hand to ensure responsible development of natural gas and oil – providing the essential products that make modern life possible while keeping our workers and nearby communities safe.


Worker & Worksite Safety Resources

Safety is and will always be the Industry’s primary focus, and the workers who serve on the frontlines of our operations play an essential role in ensuring safe work practices and preventing workplace incidents. Each worker at a worksite has a duty to work in a safe manner and must make safety a part of each and every task.

API规则依靠

API’s Rules to Live By cover some of the most critical safety hazards that have caused worker loss of life within the industry. They are intended as simple, concise reminders to workers and supervisors of important safety guidelines and what steps can be taken to mitigate certain hazards.

API Occupational Safety and Health Standards

API是石油和天然气工业的全球领先标准。在我们努力持续改进石油和天然气运营和建立现有API标准的努力和与石油和天然气提取有关的实践,API制定了以下标准,以协助石油和天然气行业促进人员和公共安全。

Oil & Gas Worker Training Opportunities

了解最佳安全实践并在您在到达工作现场之前进行的任务培训是必不可少的,以确保自己和周围的人的安全。API会员公司预计工人和承包商是妥善培训和有能力的培训,以执行其工作职能。天然石油和天然气行业采取了许多措施,为其工人提供教育和培训机会。

API大流行规划指南

石油和天然气行业支持10.3毫升lion U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. 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.

Exploration and Production Safety

The industry has taken great strides to enhance the safety of its exploration and drilling operations, ensuring the safe and environmentally responsible exploration and production of natural gas, crude oil, and associated liquids on lands administered by state and federal authorities, including production via the use of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in unconventional plays.

Onshore Safety

通过持续的研究,标准开发,信息转移和宣传,天然气和石油工业孜孜不倦地改善工作场所的安全。

离岸安全

安全突出了石油和天然气工业的核心价值,嵌入在每个过程和行动决定中。这种方法导致了技术持续进展,改善了行业标准和增强的最佳实践,更智慧的规定,以及解决离岸安全的创新方法。这一持续和全面的进展使海上石油和天然气勘探和生产最安全。

Transportation Safety

Pipeline, rail and marine safety.

Pipeline Safety

Beneath America's cities and rural areas lies a complex network of pipelines, wires, conduits and cables. Some are buried only a few feet - or less - below the surface. Hitting these lines can damage them, disrupting service, resulting in costly repairs and possibly fines and even endangering lives. A federally-mandated national "Call Before You Dig" number, 811 was created to help protect you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects.

Rail Safety

In coordination with the rail industry, API created a safety awareness course for first responders.

Oil Spill & Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • First Responder Training
  • Oil Spill Prevention and Response
  • Emergency Response

Refinery & Plant Safety

API成员致力于保护其工人和社区的健康和安全。为此,炼油行业对导致职业和过程安全性能改进的方案,培训,标准和实践以及设备进行了重大投资。这些投资继续作为行业整体持续改进努力的一部分。

Fire Protection Standards

Designing, installing, and maintaining an effective fire protection system is critical, and the guidance in API’s Fire Protection Standards give valuable information to achieve this objective.

Occupational Safety

Ensuring employees are safe means the workplace needs to be safe, and the right processes and procedures are utilized to complete critical tasks. API has a suite of standards to offer valuable occupational safety guidance.

Process Safety

API member companies are committed to conducting business in a manner that protects the safety and health of their employees, others involved in their operations, customers, and the public. Process safety is part of safety management and focuses on the concerns of major hazards impacting, safety, environmental damage and business losses. The goal of process safety management is to develop plant systems and procedures to prevent unwanted releases that may ignite and cause toxic impacts, local fires or explosions.

消费者安全

Consumers also play an important role in safety. To learn more about steps you can take to ensure safety, please go to our消费者资源webpage.

Protecting Public Health

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.

Product Stewardship

API的产品管理活动和计划支持石油和天然气行业对该行业环境,健康和安全绩效的共同责任。

测量安全改进

The members of API envision a petroleum industry that conducts and manages its operations safely and with respect for the environment and the safety of its workers and the public.