API’s safety and fire protection standards are developed and maintained by the Safety and Fire Subcommittee (SFPS). The SFPS mission is to provide proactive safety and occupational health leadership and expertise to the industry, API committees and member companies. The SFPS seeks to advance and improve the industry’s overall safety and occupational health performance by combining resources to identify and address important public, employee and company issues.
The objectives of the SFPS are to promote safe, healthful, efficient and environmentally sound practices in the petroleum industry, and to initiate, monitor and respond to governmental actions in these areas. The foundation of these activities is the development and maintenance of technical standards and communication and sharing of information related to petroleum industry safety, fire protection, and occupational health.