811 Call Before You Dig: Celebrating a decade of saving lives and protecting property

Ten years ago the Common Ground Alliance and the U.S. Dept. of Transportation introduced a national call center and the phone number 811 in response to the growing trend of accidents, injuries, deaths and property damage related to utility line strikes. When you consider that in the U.S. alone, there are roughly a billion feet … Continue reading 811 Call Before You Dig: Celebrating a decade of saving lives and protecting property

Niobrara’s safety calendar contest a big hit

Williams Niobrara Safety Committee revived their Safety Calendar Contest, which drew a great response – no pun intended. Employees’ children and grandchildren, age 2-13, were asked to submit pictures to remind us to be safe at home, school and in the workplace throughout the year. Thirteen pictures were chosen for the calendar – one for … Continue reading Niobrara’s safety calendar contest a big hit

Call 811 before breaking ground on this year’s garden

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As April showers fade and the gotta-get-my-hands-in-the-dirt gardening bug hits, remember safety starts at home, which is why it is no coincidence that April is National Safe Digging Month. While it may seem harmless enough to jump right in and start digging your well-planned garden, or digging a hole to plant your new tree, to … Continue reading Call 811 before breaking ground on this year’s garden

Culture, relationships drive 30 years of safe operations

On Dec. 8, 2016, the team at the Conway Fractionator in Kansas had a tremendous achievement to celebrate: 30 years without a work-related lost time injury or accident. Rob Burton, supervisor of Operations at the Fractionator, agreed there is a lot of pride associated with the milestone. “I’m very proud of the operations and maintenance … Continue reading Culture, relationships drive 30 years of safe operations

Safety days in Texas bring big learnings and hands-on experience

They say everything’s bigger in Texas. Judging by the turnout at the recent Safety Days in both Cleburne and Pearsall, that Texas saying holds true. Cleburne, Texas, Event On Sept. 16, Johnson County Emergency Management and Texas 811 came together with companies like Williams to host the Fourth Annual North Texas Safety & Preparedness Day. The … Continue reading Safety days in Texas bring big learnings and hands-on experience

Safety Talk: Celebrate national 811 day with year-round safety

It’s August 11 or 811 day, a day to remind folks to always call 811 before digging – no matter the size of the project. There are millions of miles of buried utilities crisscrossing the United States that are vital to everyday necessities like water, electricity and natural gas. You may not think that planting … Continue reading Safety Talk: Celebrate national 811 day with year-round safety

Safety is highest priority for our Line Locators

This is Line Locator Appreciation Week and Williams thanks our employees for their critical role in keeping property owners and excavators safe as well as preventing third-party damage to our pipelines. Line locators are deployed to mark Williams’ pipelines when excavators and property owners call 811. The line locators face many challenges to get the … Continue reading Safety is highest priority for our Line Locators

Safety Talk: Digging National Safe Digging Month

This blog is written by Stephanie Timmermeyer, vice president, Safety & Regulatory Compliance for Williams.  It’s April which means the start of spring and baseball season, but most importantly it’s National Safe Digging Month. With the winter weather lingering on longer than expected in most parts of the country this year, you might be anxious to start … Continue reading Safety Talk: Digging National Safe Digging Month