• Safety Programs

    Advancing Process Safety Programs

    The refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries are committed to protecting the health and safety of our workers, our contractors and our neighbors as well as the environment in which we operate. Our members continuously look for opportunities to enhance safety and recognize that an effective means to improve process safety performance throughout the industry is to learn from each other. AFPM and API's new programs further advance process safety improvements by providing industry with more opportunities to communicate and share experiences and knowledge.

    Safety Statistics Programs

    Annually, AFPM collects Occupational Injury & Illness data from all Regular Member Refining and Petrochemical sites.  The information collected is from a site's OSHA 300A Summary log for both company employees and contractors (contractor aggregate).  This data is used to compile the AFPM Survey of Occupational Injuries & Illnesses (I&I Survey).

    Also collected on annually is information on Tier 1 and Tier 2 Process Safety Events (PSEs) as defined by API RP 754 in order to drive process safety performance improvements.The information collected and reported are process safety events suitable for nationwide public reporting as defined in the American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice (RP)754, Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries.

    Awards & Recognition

    The AFPM Safety Awards Program is part of a comprehensive safety program developed by AFPM's Safety & Health Committee to promote accident prevention in the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries as well as the contractors supporting them.

     Safety Statistics & Awards Collection Guidance Document    

    Award qualification is based on records from the OSHA 300A Summary and API 754 Process Safety Collection.

    The safety awards program is open to AFPM Regular Member companies, that operate a U.S. refinery or petrochemical manufacturing plant as well as AFPM Associate Member Contractors. Associate members must submit their application, which must be approved by Regular Member operating facility to be eligible for an award.