Stakeholder Engagement

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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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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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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Program Suite: A Holistic Approach to PDCA

Organizations in our industry face a whole host of challenges around program management – implementing and tracking your operation’s safety program, introducing new personnel (from turnover, M&A’s, etc.), or maintaining regulatory compliance – to name a few. Additionally, you’re tasked with finding the best way to address those challenges with confidence.  Considering these challenges, a

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How Poor Communication Hurts Your Organization

Communication is a critical aspect of any oil and gas operation, as it enables teams to work together more effectively and efficiently, improves safety, and helps ensure that the operation runs smoothly. In this blog, we’ll break down some of the most common reasons that operations experience breakdowns in communication, some of the problems associated with

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Manage Pipeline Threats Effectively through PDCA

Programs and Activities to Address Risk (PAAR) When API RP 1173 was released in 2015, it changed the way many organizations viewed established systems to manage pipeline safety. API RP 1173, a standard that outlines requirements for a pipeline safety management system (PSMS), provides pipeline operators with a framework to continually improve their safety performance

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Improve Stakeholder Engagement & Outreach Through Tools Built for API 1162

API 1162 (Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators) calls for pipeline operators to support communication efforts with a group of external stakeholders to support safety. However, this is not enough to truly advance pipeline safety on the path to zero incidents. To meet the objectives of API 1162, operators need to drive towards: Advancing from

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Pipeline Safety: Take The Next Step With Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators

Public Awareness programs for pipeline operators have historically been limited by a lack of engagement with stakeholders. Now, there is an opportunity to digitize Public Awareness programs so that operators can improve engagement and take the next step in supporting pipeline safety. Public Awareness is an important piece of Stakeholder Engagement within a Pipeline Safety

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