Skip to main content




API member companies also comply with safety regulations. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) is a comprehensive federal regulation developed as part of the Clean Air Act Amendments that required the Department of Labor and the Environmental Protection Association (EPA) to promulgate a safety standard to prevent accidental releases of chemicals that could pose a threat to employees. The petroleum industry is concerned that application of PSM to low-hazard petroleum operations, including onshore production and atmospheric storage tanks, would result in a significant regulatory burden to refineries and onshore producing facilities.

API helps member companies engage in advocacy, education and awareness as it relates to OSHA and EPA regulations, as well as regulations at the state and local levels. API also engages with other government agencies, such as the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, to support the overall mission of safety.

API works with other groups such as the American Chemistry Council, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and National Fire Protection Association on advocacy, standards, common programs, etc.

These efforts are improving safety at refineries and plants in the United States. Refinery employees are在工作中受伤的可能性减少了五倍比其他制造业的工人,炼油行业的速度稳步下行。从2008年到2017年,炼油部门已稳步下降与工作有关的非抗伤和疾病(每100个全职工人1.1到0.7)。API为其成员资格承诺为安全绩效和改进感雷电竞网页版到自豪。

Learn more about how API member companies keep safe their refinery workers safe.



Occupational Safety

API’s members that operate refineries and plants support a mission to promote safe, healthful, efficient, and environmentally sound practices, specifically when it relates to occupational safety. When tasks like confined space entry or working at heights are completed, extra caution must be taken. Through the API Safety & Fire Protection Group, a forum is provided for members to share information and develop industry standards to advance best practices for these critical jobs, as well as others, all to ensure employees are safe and the environment is protected. Additionally, this team works to provide input to OSHA and other relevant government agencies on the practical ways to enforce and regulate occupational safety.

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.