The Natural Gas Industry is a very safe industry.
Every day we go to work, perform our jobs in a safe manner and return home at the end of the day.
As safe as we are, we do not recognize our companies and employees as much as we should.
The TGA offers awards for safety achievements and these are available for any of our members.
links to these are below.
You are encouraged to look at these applications and see which you are eligible for and return the applications to the Association by May 9.
Safety Award Applications:
2016 Safety Achievement Award
2016 Motor Vehicle Safety Award
2016 Meritorious Service Award
2016 Safety Award for Municipals
(The TGA Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) corporation)
The Spring Scholarship Golf outing is this week.
The TGA’s 12th Annual South Texas Scholarship Golf Outing fund raiser is Thursday of this week. We hope you can join us for a great outing and a great benefit!
It’s not too late to join us!
Once again the Scholarship Program will be providing 10 more scholarships to the children of our TGA Member companies. Eight (8) for the Academic Scholarships and two (2) for the Technical Scholarship.
Balon and Scott McCracken has once again offered to
Thank you for all your support!!!
Be sure to stop by and thank Balon and let them know how much you enjoyed and appreciate their cooking for the occasion.
Call the TGA office t 281-497-8427 for more information.
It’s time to register for the Spring Board and Committee Meetings
This year, we are having the meeting in Kerrville at the Y.O. Hotel, with an excursion to the legendary Y.O. Ranch at Mountain Home.
This is a new location for us and offers a great location for the meetings with ancillary activities galore!
Scholarship Board & Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
TGA Committee Meetings – Thursday, April 21, 2016
Y.O. Ranch Excursion – Thursday, April 21, 2016
Texas Gas Association
Spring Board and Committee Meeting Hotel
Join us at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel in Kerrville for our TGA quarterly meetings. We are stepping outside the box to a location that is fit for meeting and can be relaxing to enjoy the beauty of our Texas Hill Country
We still have a few rooms left, however they may not make it to the hotel block cut off date. So you should grab yours while you can and register with the TGA for the meeting.
Y.O. Ranch Hotel and Conference Center
2033 Sidney Baker St,
Kerrville, TX 78028
Today is the 78th anniversary of the New London School explosion, caused by a leak of unodorized pipeline residue gas from an oil pipeline.
The explosion occurred on this date between 3:05 and 3:20 pm, presumable initiated by an electric hand sander’s spark.
The New London School explosion occurred on March 18, 1937, when a natural gas leak caused an explosion, destroying the London School of New London, Texas, a community in Rusk County previously known as “London”. The disaster killed more than 295 students and teachers, making it the deadliest school disaster in American history. As of 2014, the event is the third deadliest disaster in the history of Texas, after the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, and the 1947 Texas City Disaster.
Immediately following the disaster, the Texas Legislature met in emergency session and mandated the use of mercaptans so the natural gas could be detected by odor.
Shortly after the disaster, the Texas Legislature met in emergency session and enacted the Engineering Registration Act (now rewritten as the Texas Engineering Practice Act). Public pressure was on the government to regulate the practice of engineering due to the faulty installation of the natural gas connection; Carolyn Jones, a nine year old survivor, spoke to the Texas Legislature about the importance of safety in schools. The use of the title “engineer” in Texas remains legally restricted to those who have been professionally certified by the state to practice engineering.
For a complete discussion of the disaster, follow this link to a Wikipedia article on the explosion.
The Employee Development Committee has coordinated and planned a great seminar on Leadership For Life.
April 13, 2016
CPS Energy EMC Training Facility
4513 Bryant Lane
San Antonio 78219
In this course you will get to know yourself and others. We will focus on your individual Extended DISC profile to identify your behavioral tendencies, help you learn about your emotional drivers, provide you with insight into recognizing others behavioral styles. With this valuable insight, you will also learn best practices for adapting your style to value diversity and build trust.
If you would like to register use this link to download the Registration form.
Ryan Simmons of TexStar Products, a TGA member will be presenting Corrosion Basics in Del Rio.
The corrosion class will be given on March 22, 2016.
It’s not too late to register for the class, use this link to download a registration form.
As the line from the song says, “Rust never sleeps”
Join us in Del Rio to learn about preventing, treating and curing corrosion on your system?
The 2016 Safety Roundtable is just around the corner!
Again this year, the Roundtable will be held at Atmos energy’s Charles K. Vaughan Training Center
3697 Mapleshade Lane
Plano, TX 75075
March 17-18, 2016
Download Registration Form here
The Safety Committee has put together a great program, including the following topics:
- Static Electricity with PE Pipe
- Upcoming Regulatory Updates
- OQ – Contractor Safety
- Cross-Bore Safety
- Tour of the Vaughan Center
- Driving Safety
- Heavy Equipment Safety
- Generational Differences
The following dates are set for upcoming TGA activities:
For a download of this calendar follow this link