Oil and Gas Industry Issues Circadian Lighting Guidelines

American Petroleum Institute tells members to “minimize circadian disruptions.” That means strip down the blue, at least one expert says.

In an influential move to mitigate harmful blue-tinged LED light at night, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has issued new workplace safety guidelines directing sites to minimize circadian disruptions from light sources.

API, the trade association for the US oil and gas industry, issued the new stipulations early last month in a Recommended Practice (RP) document entitled “Fatigue Risk Management Systems for Personnel in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries,” also known as RP 755.

The new guidelines are the second edition of RP 755, which API first issued in 2010, approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). www.ledsmagazine.com

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