Day: August 31, 2022

An Assessment of Societal Risk and the Cost of Saving Lives

During the period of 1994-2013, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration (PHMSA) collected data on natural gas pipeline accidents considered significant. The resulting fatalities from gas pipelines within the U.S. account for 363 lives lost. There have also been 1,392 injuries and more than $800 billion in property damages. In 2021, an assessment …

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ESA Town Hall Discussions (May, June, and July)

How can SUE and Accurate Maps Be Used to Reduce Both Damages and Costs? Moderator: Daniel Bigman, President, Bigman Geophysical Panelists: • Barbara Cederberg, COO, Gopher State One Call • Ron Peterson, Executive Director, NULCA • Brenda Reigle, Executive Director, NUCA of Pennsylvania • Lawrence Arcand, President, 4Sight Utility Engineers • Jim Anspach, Affiliate Assistant …

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The 2022 Pipeline Awareness & Safety Summit Focuses on the Role of Field Data

Moderator: Kesley Tweed – Executive Director, PAPA Panelists: Tina Beach – Representative, Government Relations Senior, CHS Chad Shannon – Business Development Manager, MEA Energy Association Ryan Martin – Public Awareness Administrator, Phillips 66 The annual Pipeline Safety & Awareness Summit, held at the Global Excavation Safety Conference, brings together major gas & oil voices to …

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Pipeline Task Force

The Council for Dredging & Marine Construction Safety (CDMSC) and Coastal and Marine Opera- tors (CAMO) pipeline groups are the leaders for raising safety standards and promoting a safety- first culture supporting American maritime infra- structure and the wellbeing of maritime workers coast-to-coast. A subset of CDMCS is the Pipeline Task Force (PTF), a joint …

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Safe Digging?

What is Safe Digging? We have all heard the phrase “safe digging” from excavators, utility companies, and regulators, but do we really understand and work toward this goal? With over 439,000 damages to underground facilities in 2017 in the United States alone, we obviously don’t understand what safe digging is. Every company has measures to …

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Damage Prevention Hero – Danny Nichols, In Memoriam – Celebrating an Industry Veteran and Visionary

Danny Nichols, an industry veteran and visionary, passed away on June 24. He began his career with the pipeline industry in the mid-80’s, working in both gas transmission and distribution. His involvement has included Design, Construction, Operations, Maintenance and Emergency Response of Natural Gas & Hazardous Liquid Transmission, Gathering and Storage Facilities. Danny worked for …

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