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 2021 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

2021 APGA Safety Contest Award Winners

Group A Winning Systems (≤ 8,000 Hours )

  • Town of Rangely Gas, CO (5 YEAR WINNER)

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

  • City of Vernon, CA
  • City of Fort Morgan, CO (10 YEAR WINNER)
  • City of Americus, GA
  • Orange City Municipal Gas System, IA
  • Hawarden Municipal Utilities, IA
  • City of Ellensburg, WA

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

  • Scottsboro Water, Sewer & Gas Board, AL
  • City of Covington, GA
  • City of Moultrie, GA
  • City of Winder Natural Gas Department, GA
  • Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities, IA
  • Owatonna Public Utilities, MN
  • Borough of Chambersburg, PA

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

  • Decatur Utilities, AL
  • Interior Gas Utility, AK
  • Henderson Municipal Gas, KY
  • Easton Utilities, MD
  • Austin Utilities, MN
  • City of Wilson - Wilson Energy, NC
  • Chester County Natural Gas Authority, SC
  • Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities, SC
  • Paris-Henry County Public Utility District, TN
  • Smyrna Natural Gas, TN
  • City of Boerne, TX

Group E Winning Systems (Over 70,001 Hours)

  • Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District, AL
  • City of Mesa Energy Resources, AZ
  • City of Tallahassee Gas Utility, FL 
  • Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, FL 
  • City of Lawrenceville, GA
  • Midwest Energy Inc., KS
  • City Utilities of Springfield, MO
  • Greenville Utilities Commission, NC
  • Metropolitan Utilities District, NE
  • City of Hamilton, OH
  • York County Natural Gas Authority, SC
  • Jefferson-Cocke County Utility District, TN
  • Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, TN


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