APGA Safety Contest

APGA Safety Contest 

The APGA Safety Contest is an annual award given out to APGA public natural gas system members for their dedication to keeping their employees safe every day on every job. All APGA public gas system members are eligible to enter this contest.

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

The winner 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 2022 calendar year. This rate is determined by adding all recordable injuries and computing the incidence rate using the following formula: Incidence Rate = Total Recordable Injuries x 200,000 ÷ Man-Hours

If two or more contestants have equal incidence rates, they will each be presented with an award. 

View Safety Contest Rules

2023 APGA Safety Contest Award Winners

Congratulations to all 32 winners of the 2023 APGA Safety Contest! These gas systems highlight the dedication of APGA members in maintaining the highest safety standards within their system, their communities, and in the natural gas industry. Among the winning systems, Scottsboro Water, Sewer & Gas Board, AL and the City of Hamilton, OH will be receiving an award for meeting the criteria to win the safety contest five years in a row. In addition, the Borough of Chambersburg, PA will be receiving an award for meeting the criteria 10 years in a row. And the City of Americus Natural Gas Department, GA will receive an award for meeting the criteria 30 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. Congratulations to…

• Town of Rangely Gas, CO
2023 GROUP B WINNING SYSTEMS  (8,001 – 18,000 HOURS)
• City of Vernon Public Utilities, CA
• City of Fort Morgan, CO
• City of Americus Natural Gas Department, GA (30 Year Award Winner)
• Fort Valley Utility Commission, GA
• City of Orange City, IA
• City of Ellensburg, WA
2023 GROUP C WINNING SYSTEMS (18,001 – 38,000 HOURS)
• Scottsboro Water, Sewer & Gas  Board, AL (5 Year Award Winner)
• City of Covington, GA
• Winder Natural Gas Department, GA
• Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities, IA
• Owatonna Public Utilities, MN
• Borough of Chambersburg, PA (10 Year Award Winner)
2023 GROUP D WINNING SYSTEMS (38,001 – 70,000 HOURS)
• Decatur Utilities, AL
• Riviera Utilities, AL
• City of Tallahassee Gas Utility, FL
• City of Wilson - Wilson Energy, NC
• Chester County Natural Gas Authority, SC
• Laurens Commission of Public Works, SC
• Paris-Henry County Public Utility District, TN
• City of Boerne Utilities, TX
• City of Mesa, AZ
• Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, FL
• Lawrenceville Natural Gas, GA
• Midwest Energy Inc., KS
• City Utilities of Springfield, MO
• City of Hamilton, OH (5 Year Award Winner)
• York County Natural Gas Authority, SC
• Jackson Energy Authority, TN
• Jefferson-Cocke County Utility District, TN
• Knoxville Utilities Board, TN
• CPS Energy, TX


Please contact Simon Cook at scook@apga.org or the APGA general inquires email address at info@apga.org.