Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC)
From 2003 to 2010, 823 oil and gas extraction workers were killed on the job.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), many of the 14,000 oil spills reported each year are caused by industry activities resulting from storage tank rupturing, pipeline leaks, and oil transport accidents.
This presents a significant threat to the environment and often requires specially trained emergency response personnel to contain and clean up the spills. Some spills are so significant that they may require help from local and state agencies and the federal government.