INGAA, APCA, OSHA Ramp Up Pipeline Construction Safety Measures

By Kate Permenter, Contributing Editor | May 2013, Vol. 68 No. 5

The OSHA and APCA Alliance also generated safety fact sheets for the pipeline construction industry in March 2008 on APCA’s website, http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/alliances/alliance_products.html, entitled: Backhoe Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel and Operators; Dozer Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel and Operators; Excavation and Trenching Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel and Operators; Excavator Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel, Operators, and Workers; Horizontal Directional Drilling Best Practices for Operators; Horizontal Directional Drilling Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel; Pressure Testing Best Practices for Personnel Conducting the Test Fact; Pressure Testing Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel; and Sideboom Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel, Operators, and Workers.

Both INGAA and the Alliance have made strides in implementing safe practices in the pipeline construction sector. The organizations have set standards for the pipeline industry that have benefitted both the health and safety of employers and workers.

An OSHA press release stated that, “OSHA’s alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training, education, outreach, communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health.”

For more information, go to http://www.ingaa.org/Foundation/18003.aspx.