APGA Security and Integrity Foundation
Early in 2004, the APGA Board of Directors approved the necessary funding to create the APGA Security and Integrity Foundation (SIF). The APGA Security and Integrity Foundation (SIF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is dedicated to promoting the security, operational integrity and safety of natural gas distribution and utilization facilities.
Distribution Integrity Management: SHRIMP Tool
SHRIMP (“Simple, Handy, Risk-based Integrity Management Plan”) is an online tool that operators of natural gas distribution systems use to create a complete, written Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) plan customized for the specific needs of their system. The APGA Security and Integrity Foundation (SIF), with support from Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and state pipeline safety regulators, offers SHRIMP so utilities can have access to an affordable DIMP tool. SHRIMP is designed to create accurate written DIMP plans with ease. SHRIMP asks questions about a user’s infrastructure and creates a DIMP plan ready to sign and implement.
Learn more about SHRIMP here
Anti-Drug and Alcohol Tool
Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing regulations require many operators of gas, hazardous liquid and carbon dioxide pipelines to have drug and alcohol prevention programs. The APGA Security and Integrity Foundation (SIF), with support from PHMSA, created an affordable, web-based Anti-Drug & Alcohol Plan Development Tool that will help detect prohibited drug and alcohol use in the workplace. With the SIF Anti-Drug & Alcohol tool, any change to regulation is incorporated automatically and notifies users keeping them one step ahead.
Learn more about the Anti-Drug and Alcohol Tool here