APGA Safety Contest

All APGA members are eligible to enter the APGA Safety Contest which determines winners based on the systems' overall incident (lost work time) rates. Public gas systems are divided into five groups based on annual number of man-hours worked, and the winners of each group will be calculated based on total man-hours worked and the number of recordable injury or illness cases from January 1 to December 31 of the calendar year.

Congratulations to the 2020 APGA Safety Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all 41 winners of the 2020 APGA Safety Contest! These gas systems highlight the dedication of APGA members to maintaining the highest safety standards within their system, their communities, and in the natural gas industry.

Among the winning systems, the City of Tallahassee, Florida, and the City of Winder, Georgia, will be receiving an award for meeting the criteria to win the safety contest five years in a row. In addition, Lake Apopka Natural Gas will be receiving an award for meeting that criteria ten years in a row. These are remarkable achievements and serve the entire industry by exemplifying what it means to set and maintain high performance and safety standards.

The entry period for the 2020 Safety Contest has closed and the 2021 Safety contest will open in the Summer of 2021.

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APGA Safety Contest Eligibility

All APGA public gas system members are eligible to enter this contest.

Public gas systems are divided into five groups based on annual number of man-hours worked, and the winner of each group will be calculated based on total man-hours worked and lost hours due to accident or injury from January 1 to December 31 of the calendar year.

Contestants shall be divided into the following groups based on the annual number of man-hours worked:

  • Group A = 8,000 or less man-hours
  • Group B = 8,001 to 18,000 man-hours
  • Group C = 18,001 to 38,000 man-hours
  • Group D = 38,001 to 70,000 man-hours
  • Group E = 70,001 or more man-hours

2020 APGA Safety Award Winners

Group A Winning Systems (≤ 8,000 Hour )

  • Town of Rangely Gas, CO
  • Gilmore City Municipal Gas Utility, IA

Group B Winning Systems ( 8,001 – 18,000 Hours)

  • City of Fort Morgan, CO
  • City of Americus, GA
  • Orange City Municipal Gas System, IA
  • Sioux Center Municipal Utilities, IA
  • City of Perryville, MO
  • Bolivar Utility Department, TN

Group C Winning Systems (18,001 – 38,000 Hours)

  • Scottsboro Water, Sewer & Gas Board, AL
  • Reedy Creek Energy Services, FL
  • City of Covington, GA
  • City of Winder, GA (5 YEAR WINNER)
  • Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities, IA
  • Easton Utilities, MD
  • Chambersburg Gas Department, PA
  • City of Ellensburg, WA

Group D Winning Systems (38,001 – 70,000 Hours)

  • Decatur Utilities, AL
  • Hartselle Utilities, AL
  • Henderson Municipal Gas, KY
  • City of Rocky Mount, NC
  • Chester County Natural Gas Authority, SC
  • Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities, SC
  • Watertown Municipal Utilities, SD
  • Paris-Henry County Public Utility District, TN

Group E Winning Systems (Over 70,001 Hours)

  • Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District, AL
  • Huntsville Utilities, AL
  • City of Mesa Energy Resources, AZ
  • City of Tallahassee Gas Utility, FL (5 YEAR WINNER)
  • Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, FL (10 YEAR WINNER)
  • City of Lawrenceville, GA
  • Austin Utilities, MN
  • City Utilities of Springfield, MO
  • Corinth Gas & Water, MS
  • Greenville Utilities Commission, NC
  • City of Hamilton, OH
  • York County Natural Gas Authority, SC
  • Elk River Public Utility District, TN
  • Jefferson-Cocke County Utility District, TN
  • Knoxville Utilities Board, TN
  • Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District, TN
  • Powell Clinch Utility District, TN