Safely Delivering Energy
Protecting our employees, contractors and our communities
At Targa, we are committed to protecting our employees, our contractors, and the people living in the communities in which we work and operate. Wherever we operate, we strive to conduct our business with attention to the environment and to manage risks to enable sustainable business growth.
Protecting Our Communities
How to Tell Where a Pipeline is Located
Because pipelines are buried underground, markers are used to indicate their approximate locations along the route. The markers display the material transported in the line, the name of the pipeline operator, and a telephone number where the operator can be reached in the event of an emergency.
How to Recognize a Pipeline Leak and Actions to be Taken if You Suspect a Leak
Pipeline leaks can be recognized using three of the five senses: sight, sound, and smell. If you suspect a leak, most importantly, turn off any equipment and leave the area as quickly as possible.
Targa’s Public Awareness Program is focused on educating the public on pipeline safety and product storage. Our company participates in and allocates the necessary resources to develop, implement and manage the Public Awareness Program. Our safety brochures are mailed regularly to those who live and/or work near our pipelines and/or storage facilities, emergency responders, public officials, excavators, and farmers. We meet routinely with public officials, including emergency responders and Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC), to discuss the specific hazards posed by our facilities and operations and collaboratively determine an appropriate emergency response for specific situations.
Workforce Health and Safety
Fostering safe working attitudes, positive engagement, and training are key elements as we continually seek to enhance our safety performance as an infrastructure operator. To protect the safety of our workers, Targa maintains and implements policies, practices, systems, and controls. We strive to take a proactive approach in identifying workplace hazards and take prompt action when a hazard is identified. We continually look for ways to improve our safety performance. Moreover, Targa employees and contractors have the authority to stop work activities if they believe a workplace hazard has not been adequately addressed
We continue to enhance processes and safeguards to prevent incidents. However, if an incident does occur, we are ready to respond safely and effectively and work together with local first-response agencies and regional and national authorities. In some areas of concentrated industrial activity, Targa is a member of mutual aid networks that provide trained personnel and equipment to supplement and aid Targa’s responders just as Targa provides trained personnel and equipment to aid other companies' responders. These networks include local public first responders.