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Incorporating Pipeline Emergency Procedures Into Your Safety Plan
If your school is located near a pipeline or above-ground pipeline facility, or if school bus drivers regularly drive by them, it is important that your safety procedures include information about how to recognize and respond to a pipeline emergency. The following are suggestions for incorporating pipeline emergency preparedness into your safety procedures:
- Familiarize your staff, including bus drivers, with the location of nearby pipelines and above-ground pipeline facilities. Communicate information regarding the signs of a leak and appropriate response procedures. Bus drivers should be familiar not only with the location of pipelines near school property but also along their bus route.
- Locate pipeline markers on or near school property. Write down the name of the operator, the type of products transported and the operator’s emergency contact number. All of this information is printed on the pipeline marker.
- Incorporate the reference information obtained from pipeline markers into your safety procedures and reference materials.
- Conduct drills or tabletop exercises to simulate and test your emergency response procedures.
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