Category Archives: Safety & Health

SGA’s 2017 Environmental, Safety & Health, and Training Conference (ESHT) met in Fort Lauderdale this year and hosted five highly interactive roundtables. This year’s conference also included two new areas of focus, gas forecasting and inclusion and diversity. More than 250 attendees … Continue reading

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SGA is excited to announce the 2017 Environmental, Safety & Health and Training Conference (ESHT) keynote speaker, Elizabeth McCormick, decorated U.S. Army officer and number one best-selling author. Through her real-life experiences about being a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot, … Continue reading

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The success of the 2016 Environmental, Safety & Health, and Training Conference would not have been possible without our many committee members, who volunteer to serve, plan and lead during the roundtables. Three individuals in particular were recognized at ESHT … Continue reading

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The Environmental, Safety & Health, and Training Conference hosted three highly interactive roundtables in Baltimore this year. Attendees learned important strategy points from speaker Tisha Schuller. Following the keynote address, several SGA members were recognized for different awards including: humanitarian, … Continue reading

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As mentioned in a previous blog entry, the Southern Gas Association continues to have dialogue with its member companies about the potential opportunity to develop a Joint Industry Project (JIP) framework document for the development and implementation of Pipeline Safety … Continue reading

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DALLAS – In July of this year, the American Petroleum Institute announced the completion of a new pipeline safety management system (PSMS) recommended practice. Recommended Practice 1173 was built on the industry goal of zero incidents and was created with … Continue reading

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On April 18th, 2015 a ball of fire consumed the backdrop of Fresno, CA skyline the results from an ever too familiar story that is heard around the country.  Another natural gas pipeline had been ruptured by the digging of … Continue reading

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On Thursday, July 16th, the Pipeline Safety Council conducted its first meeting since being formally organized.  Ten companies participated with co-chairs, Shawn Patterson, President, Operations and Project Delivery, NiSource, and John McDill, Vice President, Atmos Energy, facilitating. 

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Here at the SGA, we’re constantly looking for ways to engage our membership. We’ve increased the amount of Twitter chatter over the last couple of months by adding hashtags for our conferences to allow attendees to share information (both professionally … Continue reading

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