Safety & Environment
Pipeline Safety Management System
The Con Edison Gas Organization’s Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS) adheres to the American Petroleum Institute (API) 1173 Recommended Practice. The purpose of this recommended practice is to provide a framework and a structured method to manage a gas organization effectively, resulting in a logical and repeatable approach driving continuous improvement and reducing risks. This requires a commitment from all levels of the Gas Organization, led by top management promoting the intentional and regular review of our organization’s safety programs that contributes to public safety, employee safety and a zero-harm workplace.
The Gas Organization through the implementation of PSMS is committed to:
- Relentless and prominent attention on safety
- Developing a culture of mutual accountability
- High performance and awareness in the activities we do on a daily basis to support pipeline and public safety
- Promoting the Plan-Do-Check-Act continuous improvement model to achieve Operational Excellence
In 2019, Con Edison Gas Operations became the first utility in the country to receive an assessment from the American Petroleum Institute on our Pipeline Safety Management System implementation, receiving a rating of conformance with the standard set by API.
Adoption of a Pipeline Safety Management System reinforces our commitment to our internal and external stakeholders to be a best-in-class organization.