Safe Responses to Abnormal Conditions
At Southern Brush, we take safety extremely seriously. No job or task is so important or so urgent as to justify a safety-compromising shortcut. Period. And because our teams work on pipelines every day, we know how to identify safe conditions.
But midstream companies and their contractors are not alone in needing to understand pipeline safety. In fact, the United States supports a network of nearly 2.5 million miles of pipelines from coast to coast — every inch of which serves to keep America running. But a staggering number of those miles run through highly-populated and residential areas. Therefore, everyone needs a basic understanding of how to identify abnormal conditions and what to do when they see them.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA,” a regulatory agency within the United States Department of Transportation, created in 2004) maintains a great website that outlines some of the key things to watch for and appropriate action steps to take.
Our job at Southern Brush is to help companies ensure that their rights-of-way are clearly and conspicuously marked, appropriately maintained, and include all appropriate markers and visual cues. We exist to help energy companies keep their customers and communities safe and well supplied.
Let us Help
If you need help keeping your energy or utility right-of-way maintained and up to code, please contact us today. We provide traditional and aquatic mowing, tree trimming, tree removal, herbicide application, line locating, and pipeline data surveys to keep companies compliant and running smoothly.