• Safety

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    Safety is of paramount importance to fuel and petrochemical manufacturers. Nothing is more important than the good health and the lives of our employees and the citizens of the communities surrounding our facilities. AFPM believes that the best way to enhance workplace safety is to work in cooperation with employees, labor unions, federal agencies and Congress.

    Industry and government cooperation has been successfully demonstrated with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program, which is supported by AFPM members and has had a positive impact on industry safety. In this program, management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses through a system focused on hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis and training.

    Fuel and petrochemical manufacturers continually look to improve their safety records, despite work environments that involve complex process equipment, hazardous materials, and the handling of materials under high pressures and temperatures. The safety records of these manufacturers show declines in rates of injury and illness that are significantly lower than the total recordable rates for manufacturers as a whole.

    AFPM believes that no safety incident is acceptable and our members continually work to improve their workplace safety records and maintain a high level of safety.