Stay Safe

Stay Safe

Our Safety Commitment

Ohioans deserve natural gas service delivered by a company with a strong commitment to safety. Here's what Columbia Gas of Ohio does to keep you safe.
  • We will spend $2 billion over 25 years to update natural gas lines throughout Ohio. We build our new gas systems with advanced safety features.
  • Lives and property can endangered if someone damages a gas line. That' why we emphasize the importance of calling 811 before you dig.
  • We put a strong emphasis on timely and effective response to emergencies.
  • Columbia works with emergency responders to make them aware of our pipelines and how to respond in an emergency.
  • Safety isn't something you can turn on when you get to work. That's why we encourage our employees to "take safety home" to family and friends.
  • Our gas control and monitoring center operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
  • We regularly inspect all of our gas lines and meters, and we patrol our pipeline rights-of-way.
  • Our operations employees receive regular training and are qualified under U.S. Department of Transportation standards for natural gas pipeline operators.
  • Some segments of our gas pipelines have been designated as High Consequence Areas. We have additional safety plans for these areas.

To learn more, download this printer-friendly Pipeline Safety Brochure, or visit the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) website. PHMSA is the federal agency that regulates natural gas safety.