In the Oil and Gas Industry, operators share a common contract workforce. After years of requiring contractors to complete very similar but separate safety orientations for each operator, a group of operators came together to create a standard safety orientation that would be accepted by each of them, thus saving time and resources. By 2004, SafeGulf was developed, agreed upon, and ready for implementation by the SafeGulf Advisory Group (SGAG). To date, over 250,000 oil and gas personnel working in the Gulf of Mexico have taken the SafeGulf Orientation.