Specific standards have been developed by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to reduce potential safety and health hazards in the oil and gas drilling, servicing, and storage industry. States also have requirements that provide further work and public safety protections. Much of the material contained within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration bible is indeed difficult to comprehend, a problem that is greatly exacerbated for those who have very limited safety experience. Some employers have absolutely no regard for the safety, health, and wellbeing of their employees. Accurate and complete recordkeeping is essential to the safety official's job, professional standing, and personal wellbeing. Although some federal safety legislation was passed prior to 1970, this legislation affected only a small fraction of the American workforce. In the safety official's effort to incorporate and manage a facility emergency response plan, and in the response itself, two elements—security and public relations—must be given special attention.