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Safety

Above all else, we keep ourselves, our teams and our communities safe. 

Our dedication to continuously improving our operational safety practices stems from our relentless focus on protecting the people within the communities we operate, our employees, and the environment.

Spectra Energy is committed to building and operating safe pipelines through development and application of technically superior, effective practices.

We are dedicated to the improvement of these practices by:

  • Improving our safety performance,
  • Increasing the service reliability to our customers, and
  • Becoming the service provider of choice for the communities we operate in.

High standards of safety and environmental performance underpin a culture of continual improvement which is reflected in our safety vision and EHS Policy.

Our employees and contractors are committed to continuous safety improvement, resulting in a zero injury and zero work-related illness culture.

We work closely with local, state and federal agencies in the U.S. and Canada to ensure our pipelines meet or exceed regulatory requirements for safety.

We also developed relationships and cooperation with local and regional emergency response officials, dating back to the 1940's in many locations. Company employees meet or call upon these officials at least once a year to discuss pipeline safety and emergency preparedness issues.

Periodically, Spectra Energy employees and local emergency response personnel come together for emergency drills to test the readiness of all their staff and ours, and to discover what practices could be improved to keep the public safe.

We also have an entire section devoted to safety at Union Gas.

Field employee in a hard hat near a pipeline marker

Asset Safety Record

We have a strong safety record. Over the past five years, the incident rate for Spectra Energy's U.S. onshore natural gas pipelines and facilities is roughly half the rate of the industry average.

 

Have questions about how we operate and maintain our natural gas pipelines? Or do you want to know more about how we keep our pipelines and communities safe? You can find answers to those questions here.

Ensuring our pipelines remain in safe and reliable operating condition, Spectra Energy employs a number of techniques - from high-tech monitoring at our gas control centers, to foot patrols of pipeline easements.

We recognize that pipeline projects can affect individual landowners, and as such, we consistently strive to respect and provide communication throughout the process.

It doesn't matter whether you're building a new fence in your backyard or constructing a swimming pool, you should always call your local One Call center before you dig.

If you observe any unusual or suspicious activity near our pipeline facilities or in the unlikely event an emergency occurs, please contact us at any time.