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Safety Programs

AFPM’s comprehensive safety programs are focused on promoting occupational and process safety incident prevention in the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries.

Advancing Process Safety

AFPM_APS_lockup_no_orgsThe goal of the Advancing Process Safety (APS) programs is to advance process safety improvements. These programs provide industry with more opportunities to communicate and share experiences and knowledge — vital components of our collective goal to improve process safety performance. Information on the programs is located at

Safety Statistics

tube_silo_for_webFor more than 30 years, AFPM has collected occupational injury and illness data from our members’ facilities in order to compile the AFPM Survey of Occupational Injuries & Illnesses. In 2011, AFPM began collecting facility data on Tier 1 and Tier 2 Process Safety Events to drive process safety performance improvements. This data is compiled into an annual AFPM Process Safety Event Statistics Report. Companies utilize the aggregated data in these reports as a vital tool in benchmarking their performance in both occupational and process safety.

Awards & Recognition

The AFPM Safety Awards Program honors member companies whose facility operations and contractors meet a level of excellence based on records kept for employees in accordance with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) record keeping requirements and ANSI/API RP 754 Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries.

The Distinguished Safety Award is presented each year to the facility or facilities that have attained a superior safety performance throughout the year and shown continuous improvement from previous years. This award, along with the others, is presented during the Safety Award Celebration held in conjunction with the National Occupational and Process Safety Conference each spring.

For more information or questions concerning the Safety Statistics, Awards Program or the National Occupational and Process Safety Conference, please visit the AFPM website at