APGA Safety Contest

The APGA Safety Contest is an annual award given out to APGA public gas systems members for dedication to safety based on the systems' overall incident (lost work time) rates. Public gas systems are divided into six groups based on annual number of man-hours worked, and the winner of each group will be calculated based on total man-hours worked and lost hours due to accident or injury from January 1 to December 31 of the calendar year.

APGA Safety Contest Winners Announcement

Congratulations to all the 32 winners of the 2019 APGA Safety Contest!  These gas systems highlight the dedication of APGA members to maintaining the highest safety standard within their system, their communities, and in the natural gas industry. Out of the 32 winning systems, APGA would like to specially recognize City Utilities of Springfield, MO, which will be receiving an award for meeting the criteria to win the safety contest 15 years in a row. Also, Chester County Natural Gas Authority, SC, and Paris-Henry County Public Utility District, TN, will be receiving an award for meeting the criteria ten years in a row, and City of Lawrenceville, GA and Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities, SC, are receiving an award for meeting the criteria five years in a row. These accomplishments are impressive and serve the entire industry by setting and maintaining high performance standards.

We look forward to working with all of you during the remainder of 2019, and being able to honor your hard work and dedication to safety again next year.

2019 APGA Safety Award Winners

Group A Winning Systems (≤ 8,000 Hour )

  • Town of Rangely Gas, CO
  • City of Vernon Public Utilities, CA

Group B Winning Systems ( 8,001 – 18,000 Hours)

  • City of Fort Morgan, CO
  • City of Americus Natural Gas Services, GA
  • City of Pinckneyville, IL
  • Selmer Utility Division, TN

Group C Winning Systems (18,001 – 38,000 Hours)

  • Scottsboro Water, Sewer & Gas Board, AL
  • City of Covington, GA
  • City of Winder, GA
  • Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities, IA
  • City of Chanute, KS
  • Easton Utilities, MD
  • Owatonna Public Utilities, MN
  • Chambersburg Gas Department, PA
  • Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities, SC (5 YEAR AWARD)
  • Bolivar Utilities, TN

Group D Winning Systems (38,001 – 70,000 Hours)

  • Henderson Municipal Gas, KY
  • Chester County Natural Gas Authority, SC (10 YEAR AWARD)
  • Paris-Henry County Public Utility District, TN (10 YEAR AWARD)

Group E Winning Systems (Over 70,001 Hours)

  • Clark-Mobile Counties Gas District, AL
  • Huntsville Utilities, AL
  • City of Mesa Energy Resources, AZ
  • City of Tallahassee Gas Utility, FL
  • Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, FL
  • City of Lawrenceville, GA (5 YEAR AWARD)
  • Midwest Energy Inc., KS
  • Austin Utilities, MN
  • City Utilities of Springfield, MO (15 YEAR AWARD)
  • Corinth Gas & Water, MS
  • Greenville Utilities Commission, NC
  • City of Hamilton, OH
  • Oak Ridge Utility District, TN


All APGA Safety Award Winners

 

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How to Apply to the APGA Safety Contest

Entries for the 2020 APGA Safety Contest will open on May 1, 2020 and will be due by June 5, 2020.

APGA Safety Contest Eligibility

All APGA public gas system members are eligible to enter this contest.

Public gas systems are divided into six groups based on annual number of man-hours worked, and the winner of each group will be calculated based on total man-hours worked and lost hours due to accident or injury from January 1 to December 31 of the calendar year.

Contestants shall be divided into the following groups based on the annual number of man-hours worked:

  • Group A = 8,000 or less man-hours
  • Group B = 8,001 to 18,000 man-hours
  • Group C = 18,001 to 38,000 man-hours
  • Group D = 38,001 to 70,000 man-hours
  • Group E = 70,001 or more man-hours