Executive Safety Leadership Summit


  • Event
Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016


Executive Safety Leadership Summit

The Executive Leadership Safety Summit is AGA's premier forum for addressing the important safety issues affecting today’s natural gas industry. This year’s Summit program will feature presentations and keynote addresses from industry leaders who will share ideas and strategies that enhance their company’s performance in all areas of safety. AGA encourages senior executives to attend this event and to consider bringing their safety directors as well.

The 2016 Summit will be held in conjunction with the Operations Section Fall Technical Committee Meetings in Nashville, TN. A preliminary program will be available in early Spring.

For program information, please contact Andrew Lu, alu@aga.org.  



Thursday, September 15, 2016

7:30        Breakfast and Event Registration

8:00        Welcome, Introduction of the Program, Safety Moment and Review of the AGA Antitrust Guidelines.

8:10        Con Edison’s Safety Journey - Katherine Boden, Vice President of Gas Operations

Sharing the accomplishments Consolidated Edison Co. of NY has made in moving forward since the incident occurring in East Harlem on March 12, 2014.

9:00        Puget Sound Energy’s Athlete Program - Ryan Blood, Corporate Safety Manager, Puget Sound Energy

Reducing sprains and strains to employees through a corporate-wide initiative that really works.

9:40        Natural Gas Incidents Lessons Learned - Scot Macomber, VP of Loss Control Utility Ops, AEGIS Insurance Services

Sharing of incidents that have occurred involving natural gas distribution utilities.

10:20     Break

10:40     Executives Panel Discussion on Incentives and Rewards for Safety Performance

Moderator:         Andrew Lu, American Gas Association

Panelists:             TBD

This discussion will include perspectives from senior executives on considerations in structuring a rewards, incentive, and recognition program for management and the field workforce.

11:45     Break for Lunch

1:15       PG&E Investigation of Electrofusion Failures - Raymond Thierry, Director, Distribution Integrity, Pacific Gas & Electric

PG&E will share its root cause analysis of multiple electro-fusion failures due to surface contamination resulting from directional drilling fluids.

2:00        Utility’s Perspective in Entering a New Era of Transmission Integrity - TBD

Sharing of a company’s strategy in planning how it is managing its transmission pipeline system, with an eye on its compliance plan for the pending regulations that will expand Integrity Management.

2:50       Break

3:15       Miller Pipeline’s Jobsite Safety Observations and Hazard Identification Process

A national gas utility contractor will share its practices in cultivating a culture that promotes documentation of hazards identification at the jobsite, to build safety awareness.

4:00        Roundtable Discussions on Pipeline Safety / Public Safety / Worker Safety

4:45        Adjourn


Friday, September 16, 2016

7:30        Continental Breakfast

8:00        Welcome and Introduction

8:15        Panel Discussion on Working in a Gaseous Atmosphere

Moderator:         Kimberly Denbow, American Gas Association

Panelists:             TBD

This discussion will include considerations and safety practices in having employees work in atmospheres and conditions which have a potential of ignition due to uncontrolled natural gas.

9:30        Colonial Pipeline’s Safety Risk Management Program - Raymond Reese, Director of Health, Safety and Security, Colonial Pipeline

Will share the successes of Colonial Pipeline’s safety risk management program, called “Bowtie”.

10:10     Break

10:30     Gold Shovel Standard - Rick Galyean, Oropala Services

Gold Shovel Standard is an ambitious, novel, first-of-its-kind program to dramatically reduce damage from excavation to buried infrastructure on a North American scale, whose foundational partners include Xcel Energy, Dominion Resources, PG&E and Kinder Morgan.

11:10     To Be Determined

11:45     Conclusion of program

Registration Information

This year's Executive Leadership Safety Summit is being held in conjunction with the Operations Section Fall Committee Meetings & Related Events. There is no separate registration fee for this year's Summit - one registration fee gives you full access to the Committee Meetings, workshops and Safety Summit. Click the link below to register now at the Operations Section Fall Committee Meeting event webpage.

Please note, the Executive Leadership Safety Summit is open only to representatives from AGA's Full and Limited Member companies. Full and Limited members wishing to register one of their contractors or vendors should contact Juanita Spence, jspence@aga.org, for more information.