2018 Pipeline SMS Annual Report Published

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On a pipeline project, the work never ends and no day is ever the same. With so many moving parts, managing and ensuring safety on a pipeline project can feel overwhelming. That’s where Pipeline SMS comes in. Discover one essential safety tool developed by pipeline operators for pipeline operators. View the latest implementation progress and successes from all segments of the pipeline industry in the 2018 Pipeline SMS Annual Report.

Key Benefits

Comprehensively Manage Pipeline Safety Efforts

Improve Pipeline Safety Performance

Reduce Financial Risk with Safer Operations

A Vital Tool for Safety

A Vital Tool for Safety

The Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle is central to every safety management system and a vital tool for continuous improvement of pipeline safety performance.

A Vital Tool for Safety
Enable Continuous Improvement

Enable Continuous Improvement

A Pipeline SMS equips pipeline operators with the tools they need to continuously and comprehensively track and improve their safety performance.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Safety watchdogs at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are starting to favor recommending voluntary measures to industry rather than demanding regulatory changes, an agency pipeline official said.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) recently opened a facility in San Francisco’s East Bay to develop the tools and test resources to bolster natural gas transportation and storage operations.
Vectren’s future is clear – the relentless pursuit of the safety of its workforce, assets and the public through the implementation of a safety management system (SMS).

“A Pipeline SMS is a systematic, deliberate approach to managing the safety of the workforce, the public and the company’s asset. […] It is all employees being empowered to raise a concern and taking action to mitigate a potential problem. It is continuously improving our processes, procedures, performance and culture. It is not a project with an implementation clock. It is an ever-evolving journey to zero incidents.”

- Nancy Conder, Manager of Quality Assurance, Vectren, Evansville, IN