American Gas Association recognizes gas utility and transmission companies’ safety efforts

Published on May 05, 2020 by Chris Galford

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The American Gas Association recently recognized more than a dozen natural gas utility and transmission companies as 2019 Safety Achievement Award recipients for their efforts to maintain both employee and vehicular safety.

“Now more than ever, it is important to recognize our industry’s commitment to the safe delivery of natural gas,” AGA President and CEO Karen Harbert said. “Promoting safe practices and a safety culture that holds the protection of customers, communities, and employees at the highest level is essential, and our Safety Award recipients are leaders in upholding and exemplifying this at its best. I applaud their staunch commitment to safety and congratulate them for this outstanding recognition.”

Those recognized included Aspire Energy, Florida Public Utilities, Dominion Energy Carolina Gas Transmission, National Gas & Oil Cooperative, Columbia Gas of Maryland, CoServ Gas LTD, Greenville Utilities Commission, Ameren Missouri, Dominion Energy (West Virginia, South Carolina, Ohio, Carolina Gas Transmission, Questar Pipeline, and Transmission, Inc.) Comgás, ONE Gas Inc., Gainesville Regional Utilities, NV Energy, MidAmerican Energy Company, and DOW Pipeline Company.

The honorees were picked for having the lowest motor vehicle accident rate for companies of their type that was broken into two categories. One lot was chosen from annual safety statistical data for 2019, which were based on OSHA Recordable Injuries and Illnesses and Reportable Vehicle Incidents. The other earned for showing the lowest incident rate for the number of days employees spent away from work, restricted or transferred among companies of their size and type.

Aspire Energy and National Gas & Oil Cooperative earned recognition for both categories.