Providing a safe work environment for our employees and communities is a core value in our culture. We strive to achieve zero injuries, illnesses and process safety events. The refining and petrochemical industries rank sixth and seventh out of 519 manufacturers for the lowest rate of injury and illness. And, AFPM members are working continuously and collaboratively to use data and practices sharing to reduce the frequency and severity of process safety events across our industries.
Year after year, our member companies harness human ingenuity and new technologies to make the air and water cleaner and to reduce waste. Our members have an outstanding record of compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state regulations. EPA data show that since 1990, our industries reduced the six most common emissions by 67 percent. Transportation fuels are cleaner than ever today, and sulfur levels in gasoline have been reduced by 97 percent.
Preparing for Disruption
Our nation’s refiners and petrochemical manufacturers have developed robust preparedness measures that can be taken in the event of a hurricane or extreme weather event.