WINTER WEATHER DRIVING

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WINTER WEATHER DRIVING

Winter weather can cause extremely dangerous road conditions including snow, sleet or ice. Use the following tips to prepare yourself and your vehicle for winter weather driving. Speed and Distance – Drive slower on snow and ice because it’s harder to control or stop your vehicle. Also, increase your following distance to allow enough distance

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Winter Weather Response Plan

During the Winter months, planning for severe weather should be a top priority for operations and safety leaders. Businesses should develop a Winter Weather Response Plan that outlines areas of business risk and how to mitigate the impacts of severe winter weather. Following are four steps to develop an appropriate plan for your business. 1.

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Tips to Avoid Winter-Related Accidents

A chill is in the air, but the work on your jobsite doesn’t stop when the weather gets cold. It’s important to know what steps to take to keep your construction workers warm and safe. Here are 3 ways to keep the job going forward safely in the middle of winter. Inspect Sites This is

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Protecting Pipelines in the Winter

Spring is around the corner, and it can change work conditions on your pipeline work site. Temporary erosion and sediment control measures installed during frozen conditions may not remain functional under thaw conditions. This means you may need a few more measures in place for snowmelt and extra rain during the warmer months. When choosing

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Hurricane Season is Here: Keep Your Crew Safe on the Jobsite

Hurricane Laura came ashore in the heart of oil and gas territory. The storm’s destruction should serve as a wake-up call to companies operating along the Gulf Coast. Hurricane season is a reminder for all in the oil and gas industry to review their disaster plan and emergency response plans. Sustained winds, debris, shifting shorelines,

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Pipeline Industry Preparing for Seasonal Emergencies

The highest priority for every energy pipeline company is protecting the public, the environment, and its employees from harm. Throughout the global pandemic, pipelines deliver gas, oil, and other fuels people need. These companies follow all the safety advice from health care authorities and government officials, and they have taken extra steps to keep their

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Keeping COVID-19 Away from Pipeline Construction Sites

Pipeline crews work in close quarters. Crews travel together to the work sites by bus or company vehicles. During work shifts, they take breaks and eat meals together on the buses. While convenient, these practices can pose a risk for virus transmission. During the current pandemic, physical distancing is a critical priority that pipeline construction

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Pipeline Performance Report Shows Safety Improving

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL) released the 2019 Pipeline Safety Excellence Performance Report and 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. The report details how liquid pipeline incidents impacting people or the environment have decreased 36 percent over the last 5 years, while pipeline mileage increased nearly 10 percent and barrels delivered

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Don’t Forget to Dig Safely

Keeping busy on household projects is a great way to pass the time, but if any of those projects involve outdoor digging, do it safely. Did you know that there are approximately 2.06 million miles of distribution pipeline used to deliver natural gas to most homes and businesses? According to National Transportation Safety Board statistics,

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