API RP 54 3rd Edition, August 1, 1999
Recommended Practice for Occupational Safety for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Operations
Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , January 2013
Additional Comments: G54003
Published By:American Petroleum Institute (API)
These recommendations apply to rotary drilling rigs, well servicing rigs, and special services as they relate to operations on location. The recommendations are not intended to cover seismic drilling or water well drilling operations. These recommendations do not apply to site preparation and site abandonment operations.
The purpose of this document is to recommend practices and procedures for promotion and maintenance of safe working conditions for personnel engaged in drilling operations and well servicing operations, including special services.