PG&E becomes first natural gas utility to receive process safety certification

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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has successfully passed a comprehensive gas safety audit and has been certified to the chemical industry’s RC14001® management system standard. The audit reviewed numerous end-to-end safety processes at the company, ultimately approving PG&E as the first utility to secure the certification.
  “Safety is at the heart of everything we do at PG&E and this certification speaks directly to the work we are doing every day to ensure the safety of our customers, the public and our employees. To be the first utility in the world to receive this certification is an incredible accomplishment and reinforces our commitment to be the safest and most reliable gas company in the country,” said Nick Stavropoulos, president, PG&E Gas.
  RC14001 was developed as a standard issued through the American Chemistry Council for process safety; community communications; product safety; occupational safety, health, environmental and security practices against which it can be evaluated and certified by a third party. The standard embodies the industry’s Responsible Care® Guiding Principles. PG&E adopted this standard to build upon its comprehensive safety management program.