Safety Management Excellence Award

Public gas systems have one of the best employee safety records over many industries, in no small part due to ongoing emphasis on employee safety among APGA member systems. 

This award is given to an APGA member system that consistently operates at the highest safety levels, clearly establishing the system as an achiever of excellence in the field of Safety Management.

We have greatly simplified the application process -- no more statistics, budget information or paperwork to submit. Simply tell us what your system does to promote employee safety that you have found particularly unique and effective.

Note: Please focus on employee safety, e.g. occupational safety, not pipeline safety or public safety. While all of these are important, this particular award focuses on employee safety.

While only one system can win the award, the best ideas submitted will be shared with other APGA members throughout the coming year in Public Gas News, on the APGA website, and during APGA Operations and Safety Committee monthly conference calls. We encourage all members to submit ideas that will benefit all public gas systems.

2024 Safety Management Excellence Award

Congratulations to Huntsville Utilities, AL. The Safety Management Excellence Award is given to an APGA member system that demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in Safety Management through impactful employee safety programs.

Safety Management Excellence Award Winners

  • 2024 - Huntsville Utilities, AL
  • 2023 - York County Natural Gas Authority, Rock Hill, SC
  • 2022 - City of Las Cruces Utilities, NM
  • 2021 - Vernon Public Utilities, Gas Division, CA
  • 2020 - City of Lawrenceville, GA
  • 2019 – Greenville Utilities Commission, NC
  • 2018 - City of Tallahassee Gas Utility, FL
  • 2017 - CPS Energy, San Antonio, TX
  • 2016 - Clearwater Gas, FL
  • 2015 - Middle Tennessee Natural Gas 
  • 2014 - Henderson, KY
  • 2013 - City Utilities of Springfield, MO
  • 2012 - Huntsville Utilities, AL
  • 2011 - City of Mesa, AZ
  • 2010 - Westfield Gas & Electric, MA
  • 2009 - Oak Ridge Utility District, TN
  • 2008 – Greenville Utilities, NC
  • 2007 – Sunrise Gas Dept., FL
  • 2006 – Jefferson-Cocke Counties Utility District, TN
  • 2005 – Athens Utilities, AL
  • 2004 – Jefferson-Cocke Counties Utility District, TN
  • 2003 – Orangeburg Dept. of Public Utilities, SC
  • 2002 – Sevier County Utility District, TN
  • 2001 – Greenville Utilities, NC


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