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Department of Labor Natural Gas Transmission Line Safety

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Quick Facts:

3,447 incidents of accidental contact
occured between 1996 and 2002.
Natural Gas Transmission Line Safety
  • Verify that the pipeline "right-of-way" is physically marked with signs or markers that are clearly visible.

  • Make sure markers are maintained and not removed for any reason. Review location of gas lines with all employees.

  • Provide adequate illumination at night in all work areas, particularly near pipeline right-of-ways. Make sure that markers are visible at all times.

  • Maintain a safe distance between active mining and the pipeline right-of-way.

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