Distinguished Pipeline Safety Awards

Attend the Distinguished Pipeline Safety Awards session at the 2020 API Pipeline Conference

API is pleased to announce and distribute the 2019 API Distinguished Pipeline Safety Awards. API strives to identify an exemplary level of both occupational and operational safety in our Distinguished Pipeline Safety Awards, recognizing our operators’ performance in the pipeline industry. Three Distinguished Pipeline Safety Awards will be awarded for 2019 based on company size (work-hours). Recipients are chosen by a Selection Team represented by members of the API Pipeline Subcommittee. It is the Selection Team’s responsibility to carefully examine the performance, management, and culture utilizing the specific screening and selection criteria. Selection will not be based on statistical measurement alone but will also be determined by the organization’s written application which will include pertinent information relative to the organization’s implementation of RP 1173 and participation and sharing among the industry. The Award Application and Guidance Materials are below:

  1. 2019 API Pipeline Award – Application and Guidance
  2. API Pipeline Award – Guidance Appendix
  3. 2019 API PSRE Collection Sheet

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