Safety is a core value for the oil and natural gas industry, which works to improve safety in the workplace through ongoing research, standards development, training, information sharing, and advocacy.

These efforts are paying off. The injury and illness rate for the U.S. oil and natural gas industry remains well below the national average for all private sectors. Still, the goal is zero incidents and the industry remains committed to continuous improvement.

Since 1924, the American Petroleum Institute has been developing industry standards that promote reliability and safety in the workplace. The API Standards Program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the same body that accredits programs at several national laboratories, and these standards are developed by technical experts from government, academia, and industry.

The oil and natural gas industry is committed not only to the safety and health of its employees, and contractors, but also the people of the communities in which companies operate. Careful review of the science shows that the current, robust industry standards and stringent state and federal regulations are protecting public health. America is in the middle of an energy renaissance built upon the safe and responsible development of oil and gas reserves in a manner that is protective of human health and the environment.

Source: American Petroleum Institute