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Safety & Health - Safety Awards

Download pdf forms here. Print form, fill it out, and fax to 972-620-1613.

SGA contact: Kent Hobart 972-620-4019 or
Linda Todd 972-620-4013

SGA is pleased to announce the following awards.

If you would like to nominate a candidate, please follow one of the links below to fill out the appropriate online application form:

Safety Achievement Award
Motor Vehicle Safety Award
Meritorious Award
Humanitarian Award

Southern Gas Association Safety Awards are a means by which companies recognize performance. These awards are provided to member companies to stimulate interest in and add incentive to safety programs.

SAFETY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award provides recognition to member companies or employee groups within the companies for an outstanding achievement in the prevention of work related injuries and illnesses.

Any SGA member company, division, department or single location, or group of employees is eligible, regardless of the number of persons employed in that specific place. The group must be a clearly defined operation under single supervision, and it must be considered as a whole. These groups become eligible for an award upon completion of the required umber of consecutive work hours or consecutive years worked without having experienced a disqualifying case.

A disqualifying case is either: (1) death; or (2) lost workday case with days away from work.

For uniform record keeping of occupational injuries and illnesses, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and Part 1904 of Title 29, Code of Federal Regulation will be followed.

Consecutive Work Hours Worked

Work-hours of exposure are the total number of hours worked by all employees, including supervisors, in a specific group. This figure shall be derived from payroll records. If such records are not available, work-hours may be estimated by using the actual number of employees and the average number of hours worked by the employees during the period of application.

Safety Achievement Awards are available in several categories.

1,000,000 (or more) consecutive work-hours in increments of:
100,000; 250,000; 500,000; 750,000

Groups that do not obtain 100,000 work-hours within a period of 5 years or more shall be given an award for consecutive years worked without a disqualifying case. These will be given in increments of 5 years.

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY AWARD

This award recognizes member companies or employee groups that have achieved outstanding merit in the prevention of motor vehicle accidents. The award is governed by recordable motor vehicle accidents as determined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) D15.1 "Method of Recording and Measuring Motor Vehicle Accident Experience."

Any SGA member company, division, department, single location or group of employees is eligible regardless of the number of persons employed in that location. The group must be a clearly defined operation under single supervision and must be considered as a whole.

Eligibility becomes available at 500,000 miles or a minimum of 5 year increments.

Mileage Increments / Yearly Increments

500,000 / 5 years

1,000,000 / 10 years

2,000,000 / 15 years

3,000,000 / 20 years

And so on

Any motor vehicle accident which is determined recordable by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) D15.1 will disqualify the unit as of the date of the accident. A motor vehicle accident is any occurrence involving a motor vehicle which results in death, injury or property damage, unless such vehicle is properly parked.

Once an accident is recorded, the unit must begin, from the date of the accident, re-calculating miles or years of accident free driving.

MERITORIOUS AND HUMANITARIAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

The SGA Meritorious Award is designed to recognize industry employee(s) who display courageous actions to save or attempt to save lives. If possible, the courageous action should be related to the training provided by member companies.

The SGA Humanitarian Award is designed to recognize industry employees(s) whose Good Samaritan actions promote human welfare and community responsibility. If possible, the Good Samaritan actions should be related to training provided by member companies.

Note: the Humanitarian Award is intended to recognize employees who willingly responded to a perceived need that did not escalate to an actual life saving effort.

Neither of these awards for individuals will be considered for industry employees while acting as members of rescue or fire squads, ambulance teams, or paramedics at the time of the courageous or Good Samaritan act.

Any employee of an SGA member company is eligible to be nominated for either of these awards.. A representative from a member company must submit a written application recommending the award to:

Meritorious or Humanitarian Award
Southern Gas Association
3030 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1300
Dallas, TX 75234

A narrative describing the event must accompany an application. SGA's Employee Safety and Health Committee will review all appropriate applications. The Chair of the committee will make the final approval on applications.