Committed to Safety
Colonial Pipeline transports more barrels of refined petroleum products more miles than any other pipeline in the world.
Colonialís is committed to operating its pipeline system safely, reliably and efficiently. Numerous safety measures are taken by Colonial to protect the public and the environment.
The safe operation of product pipelines is regulated by several federal and state agencies. Standards for safe operation are set by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Product pipelines also operate under rules and guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by the U.S. Coast Guard Regulations on Oil Spills, and by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Permit Program Regulations. Some states incorporate these operating standards and regulations as part of their oversight of safe pipeline operations, and others add their own set of rules and guidelines.
In addition, Colonial also complies with industry standards and practices set by the American Petroleum Institute, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the National Fire Association, and other industry groups.
Viewed from the impact on human life, there is no safer mode for transporting liquid petroleum than via pipeline. In 2007, the National Transportation Safety Board recorded 43,193 transportation-related fatalities. Of these fatal accidents, 802 involved medium and heavy trucks, 808 involved railroads, and 24 involved commercial marine carries. Of the four fatalities involving liquid pipelines, none resulted from Colonial Pipeline operations.
Declaration of Safety
Colonial Pipeline Company is committed to the safety of everyone impacted by its business. This philosophy is fundamental to the success of our organization. Adherence to the following principles will safeguard employees and the public.
Through these principles we will create practices to continuously improve our safety and health performance and lead the industry in safety.Your Safety is Our Future
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