IOGP has a long history of working to improve safety in the industry.


IOGP has a long history of working to improve safety in the industry.

Safety across the board

IOGP has a long history of working to improve safety in the industry, explore our current and past work, from guidance on management systems, to the specifics for safe diving operations.

Oil and gas process safety

Process safety

Process safety is a disciplined framework for managing the integrity of operating systems and processes that handle hazardous substances.

Process Safety Fundamentals

Offshore helicopter

Transportation safety

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Project Safira

Putting an end to upstream fatalities in the workplace

Management Systems & contracting

IOGP’s OMS framework offers an integrated approach and the flexibility to address some or all of a wide range of risks, impacts or threats related to occupational health and safety; environmental and social responsibility; process safety, quality and security.

Human performance

We are working with company management and HSE professionals to understand how Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems (HSEMS) can incorporate human factor issues.

Oil and gas personal safety

Fatality and Permanent Impairment (FPI)

A common definition for actual, potential, and near miss Fatality and Permanent Impairment (FPI) injuries.

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Enhancing Process Safety in Upstream Operations

Originally published in 2011 and now in its third edition, IOGP Report 456 – Process Safety – Recommended Practice on Key Performance Indicators (KPI) provides valuable guidance to upstream companies on the use of Key Performance Indicators to effectively manage process safety.

IOGP identifies potential causal factors in personal safety incidents

Insights from IOGP’s Safety Committee indicate lingering effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, increased industry activity, and geopolitical instability as potential causal factors for key safety indicators for our industry moving in the wrong direction.

Just published: Learning from Normal Work guidance

IOGP has launched guidance to support operational and corporate leaders in improving learning and extracting actionable lessons from everyday operations.

Three aviation recommended practices published

These Reports are all part of IOGP’s aviation safety management series: the Oil and Gas Aviation Recommended Practices, or OGARP. Developed by the Aviation Subcommittee of IOGP’s Safety Committee, the series will offer comprehensive guidance, covering all aspects of aviation operations, for companies and contractors.


Industry initiatives

Institutes & societies


API reports

IADC reports

IAGC reports

IMCA reports

Reports from regulatory agencies

UK Health & Safety Executive – General

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)

Petroleum Safety Division reports

Step Change in Safety reports

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