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PHMSA Public Workshop on Pipeline Safety Management Systems

Posted in on Wed, Feb 26, 2014

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has announced a one-day public workshop to discuss a rapidly evolving safety management system (SMS) national consensus standard. At this workshop, diversely comprised panels will discuss key concepts underlying this standard. This workshop will be webcast with an opportunity for attendees and viewers to pose questions to the panelists and moderators. Four panels will present their experience with SMS from industries outside the energy pipeline world including aviation, chemical, nuclear, and health care. Panels will address the role and value of SMS, the role of leadership at the top through the lower ranks in making SMS work, the value of “safety assurance”, and the growing recognition of the role of safety culture in ensuring attainment of key safety objectives.  The public workshop will held on Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.s.t.  Comments are due April 14, 2014.

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