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Industry Provides Communication Toolkit: July is PSMS Month!

By Erin Kurilla posted 07-02-2020 11:01 AM

APGA works closely with a coalition of pipeline trade associations and representatives from their memberships on the Industry Pipeline Safety Management Systems (PSMS) Team. The team is dedicated to raising awareness and providing tools to assist with the adoption of PSMS principles. On behalf of that team, the Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL) developed a ‘Communications Toolkit’ for the promotion of PSMS to all stakeholders.

As an industry, we are collectively pushing PSMS messages through social media platforms throughout July. APGA encourages its members to participate in this effort by sharing APGA’s social media posts on this topic and by posting individual messages about what PSMS means to your system. There are a few visual resources designed specifically for APGA members that you may find useful that you can find on our website here (members only login required). The materials describe the benefits of pipeline SMS, describe what pipeline SMS is, how to implement such programs, and progress of the industry’s implementation of pipeline SMS.

For more information on PSMS or this communication effort, please contact Erin Kurilla of APGA staff by phone at 202-464-2742 or by email at