The best way to improve safety in the workplace "is to work in cooperation, not in confrontation," with employees and agencies, said Charles Drevna, president of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association. His statement comes in response to some senators who are proposing tougher safety standards for the oil and gas sector. The industry has ramped up safety measures over the past five years, Drevna said. "We'll never be done, but we are better than we were before," he added.

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