Safety precautions for working on pipelines: API recommended practice 1173

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There are a variety of aspects to pipeline safety and compliance. Each of them is designed to ensure the safety and compliance of different groups – the general public, surface landowners, pipeline company employees, and other stakeholders.

The American Petroleum Institute has documented a general overview and recommended practices: API recommended practice 1173 (API RP 1173 in industry parlance).

This is not a legal document defining what can and cannot, or what must or must not be done, but rather a set of suggestions on how to do a good job of meeting both legal and other requirements.