Operating safely, whether in an office setting or in the field, is critical to the success of our member companies and the midstream industry. Despite involving volatile substances at high pressures, our industry has a superb safety record. GPA Midstream's Safety Committee has contributed to this record by bringing together safety managers from member companies whom share experiences and ideas that can be used by all to upgrade safety practices at their own facilities.
GPA Midstream compiles and publishes safety statistics for the midstream industry each year. These statistics are useful in evaluating individual performance, identifying problem areas in individual company operations, and assisting with proposed legislation/regulation. An awards program recognizes companies for safe operations.
The 2013 GPA Midstream safety statistics covered more than 53 million hours worked, and incident rates continue to decrease from historical rates. Vehicle driving statistics are also collected, and the information compiled shows that rates for total vehicle incidents, preventable vehicle incidents and vehicle animal strikes all were reduced significantly in 2013. The statistics encompassed more than 350 million company vehicle miles traveled.
Current and historical safety statistics are available to member company employees. Go to the Account Login page for access to members-only information.