Mallory Gill

Implementing PSMS: Navigating the Challenges

Pipeline safety management is vital for ensuring the secure transportation of hazardous materials through pipelines in the oil and gas industry. In this overview, we will discuss key topics such as stakeholder engagement, leadership commitment, and effective communication systems. These elements are essential for fostering transparency, collaboration, and continuous improvement within organizations. By implementing robust […]

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Streamlining Compliance: Leveraging Software for Efficient Policy Alignment

Aligning company policies with regulatory requirements is crucial for ensuring compliance and safety across various industries, safeguarding both employees and the public. In today’s dynamic regulatory landscape, the need for efficient compliance management is paramount. This blog post, based on the conversation between Russel Treat and Mallory Gill in episode 328 of the Pipeliners Podcast,

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Incorporating Stakeholder Engagement in Threat Analysis

Stakeholder Engagement in Threat Analysis Threat analysis is an important component of pipeline safety, allowing operators to systematically identify, evaluate, and address potential risks to the integrity of their infrastructure. However, there are many challenges associated with threat analysis, ranging from the dynamic nature of environmental factors to evolving technological changes. To navigate these challenges

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Strengthening Gas Distribution Pipeline Safety: PHMSA’s Proposed Regulatory Changes

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has introduced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that outlines significant revisions to enhance the safety and reliability of gas distribution pipelines. The proposed changes outlined by PHMSA come in response to congressional mandates, an NTSB recommendation, and to implement lessons learned from the September 2018 incident

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Enhancing Pipeline Safety Management Systems

Pipeline safety is paramount in the energy industry, and ensuring the effectiveness of Pipeline Safety Management Systems (PSMS) is crucial. In this blog post, we will explore three essential aspects of PSMS: Cultural Assessments, Public Awareness, and Stakeholder Engagement. These elements collectively contribute to a robust safety culture within pipeline operations. Cultural Assessments: Fostering a

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Streamlining DIMP Cycle Execution

Enhancing Handoff, Data Aggregation, and Analytics for Effective Risk Management Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) is a critical framework for ensuring the safety and reliability of pipeline and gas operations in the U.S. This program is rooted in regulatory requirements designed to safeguard the public and the environment. It can be difficult to accomplish all

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7 Questions to Assess Organizational Excellence

Organizational Excellence is a topic that comes up often in the industry, but many have a difficult time articulating exactly what it is. How do you measure the performance of organizational excellence? How do you close gaps in your safety programs? How do you verify that the improvements in organizational excellence are having the desired

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Meeting Stakeholders Where They Are | API RP 1162

Effective stakeholder engagement and outreach are vital components of pipeline operations, ensuring safety and fostering positive relationships with communities and individuals near pipeline rights of way. As the industry evolves, it’s crucial for pipeline operators to leverage modern tools that align with API RP 1162, going beyond traditional methods of communication.  In this blog post,

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Getting Involved with Industry Events and Organizations

One of the best ways we’ve found to build and strengthen our relationship with the pipeline industry is through our involvement with organizations as active participants. Attending committee meetings, interacting with other professionals in the industry, and being a part of the conversation have helped us learn from one another for a better understanding of

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