Meeting the health and safety training standards required by the oil and gas industry

Continuously improving training standards for the Gulf of Mexico contractor community


We are a volunteer organization, comprised of operating companies, industry associations, and educators with the purpose of having a standardized orientation which sets minimum requirements for the US Offshore E&P Industry.

Over 250,000 workers trained with

SafeGulf Orientation

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.

SafeGulf Supporters

The Operators and Contractors listed below support the SafeGulf Orientation, with the goal of reducing the number of accidents in our industry’s journey to zero accidents.


SafeGulf Accrediting Organizations

In order to provide a consistent orientation for the onshore oil and gas industry, SafeGulf has developed a method of accrediting safety orientation programs that meet their minimum requirements. These accrediting organizations endorsed by the SGAG, are responsible for ensuring that the training providers delivering their organizations’ training comply with SafeGulf requirements.

Offshore oil & gas contractors with 100 employees or less that use SafeGulf have a 2.36x lower Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) on average versus contractors of the same size that do not use SafeGulf.

All offshore oil & gas contractors that use SafeGulf have a 1.50x lower Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) on average versus contractors that do not use PEC Safety’s Role.

Contractors that use SafeGulf have less incidents on average