SafeGulf is a volunteer organization comprised of major and independent operating companies, industry associations, and educators with the purpose of developing a standardized orientation which sets minimum requirements for the US Offshore E&P Industry.

SafeWorld is an Authorized Provider of PEC Safety courses. The facilities we use are audited to make sure they meet PEC’s and SafeLandUSA’s requirements and all training is consistent with their curricula.


In the oil & gas industry, operators share a common contractor 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).


  1. Orientation designed specifically for the US Offshore E&P Industry
  2. Consistent EH&S orientation which is industry recognized and widely accepted
  3. Orientation remains with employee throughout career
  4. Quality assurance through an audit program and oversight committee
  5. Eliminates redundancy of multiple orientations
  6. Ease of access to acquire orientation


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.

SEMS and SEMS II Awareness training is now a part of SafeGulf! Learn More


PEC Safety is one of three accrediting organizations involved in SafeGulf. Our Basic Orientation (8 hour) and Core Compliance (24 hour) were the first courses in the industry to be accredited by SafeGulf. Students that receive SafeGulf through PEC Safety have their records validated and entered into PEC’s Training Tracker. Students, employees, and customers can verify an individual’s SafeGulf status through our free service,