Natural Gas Distribution + Transmission Emergency Response

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Gas Incidents Lessons Learned
Gas Utilities deal with “routine” emergencies on a daily basis, and we’re very good at it. We respond, make safe and repair or resolve the issue. What happens when the emergency situation isn’t routine? How do we respond to a gas explosion in a downtown urban center? What do we do when a hotel is full of gas? What does ICS look like during a large-scale incident ? In this session, we share our learnings from personal experience with critical emergency response.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Shut It in or Let it Blow
We will discuss isolation plans, customer impacts, safety matrix, escalation procedure, after action reporting.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
We’re Going In!
The possibility of working within a gaseous atmosphere is one of the biggest hazards faced by field employees in the Natural Gas Industry. We will be reviewing the answers to a survey that was sent to member company’s regarding their policies and procedures for employees who are working in a gaseous environment. A four person panel with representatives from Southwest Gas, Dominion Gas, P.S.E, and MDU will discuss in further detail there organizations answers to the survey.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Emergency Response Roadblocks
Discuss procedures and strategic planning for emergency response during large scale public events, both planned and unplanned.