ONE Gas (parent company of Kansas Gas Service) recently received the American Gas Association (AGA) Safety Achievement Award for excellence in employee safety for the fifth year in a row. The award was presented at the AGA 2022 Operations Conference General Session May 4 in New Orleans, LA.
"Winning this award for five consecutive years reflects our employees' unwavering commitment to a culture of safety and zero incidents," said Todd Hohn, vice president, Environmental, Health, Safety and Training at ONE Gas.
"Our employees understand the importance of returning home to their families at the end of their day just as they arrived at work at the start of shift," said Sean Postlethwait, vice president of Operations for Kansas Gas Service. "This attitude is reflective of how we conduct our business daily and on every job. I want to thank all our employees for their commitment to safety and thanks to the AGA for the recognition of this five-year milestone."
What the Award IsThe award is based on the company’s annual safety statistical data for calendar year 2021 measured by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
A Laser Sharp Focus on SafetyThe AGA recognized ONE Gas for having the lowest incident rate for the number of days away from work, restricted, or transferred (DART), which reflects the most severe types of injuries, among similar-sized natural gas distribution companies.
- The safety scores place ONE Gas among the safest of all natural gas distribution companies nationwide.
- For the sixth year in a row, ONE Gas ranked in the first quartile (lowest 25%) for Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR).
- ONE Gas has placed in the first quartile for Preventable Vehicle Incident Rate (PVIR) 9 of the past 11 years.