Safety Resources

Explore videos, brochures, web links, and more to learn about natural gas safety. 
 
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Your safety is our top priority.

From recognizing and responding to a natural gas leak, to calling before you dig, to snow safety tips, find all the info you need right here.

Customer Safety

At Southwest Gas, your safety is our priority. Working together, you can help us provide safe and reliable natural gas service 24/7. Review these simple tips, and familiarize yourself with some basic natural gas safety rules.
 

Natural Gas Booklet

Knowledge is power! Explore the most common questions about natural gas, excavating, and when to contact Southwest Gas. Additionally, do your part and learn how to recognize, react to, and prevent natural gas leaks.
 

Kids and Natural Gas Safety

This fun activity is a great way for young people to learn about natural gas safety.
 

Safety for People Living Along a Pipeline

Underground pipelines can be located anywhere. Take a look at some valuable reminders about safety along natural gas pipelines.  
 

Sewer Work Safeguards

Because natural gas pipelines could have been installed through sewer lines, special precautions may be necessary when using equipment to unclog sewer pipes. 
 

Customer Buried Piping

Find out if you own the natural gas lines in your yard and how to keep them safe if you do.
 

Excess Flow Valves

Excess Flow Valves, or EFVs, are designed to automatically reduce the flow of natural gas if an underground pipe is damaged.
 

Pipeline Safety for Public Officials

Decisions that public officials with land use, street, or road jurisdiction make, can impact the safety of the community surrounding the pipeline.
 

Commercial Kitchen Safety

If you work in a commercial kitchen, it's important to know how to be safe around natural gas appliances. Share this poster with important safety tips with your co-workers.
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Snow Safety

If you live in an area that receives heavy snowfall, extra precautions are needed to ensure that gas piping, meters, and outdoor appliances remain safe.

 

Meter Shelter Plans

Install a shelter for your natural gas meter to protect it from snow and ice accumulation. See plans below for your area.  
 
 

 

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Excavator Safety Poster

A quick reference guide for detecting and reporting a suspected natural gas leak.
 

Excavator Safety Booklet

Detailed information on natural gas safety for excavators and others who work around natural gas pipelines.

 

Working Around Pipelines Flyer

Reminders about the Do's and Don'ts of working around natural gas. 
 

Sewer Work Safety Brochure

Because natural gas pipelines may have been installed through sewer lines, plumbers and contractors should take special precautions when called to an address to unblock a sewer line. 
 

Pipe Identification Brochure

A great visual reference to assist excavators in identifying natural gas pipes used in our service areas. 

SERVICE TERRITORY MAP

Service Territory Map (Southwest Gas Transmission Pipeline).
 

INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

Learn more about what we do to keep our pipelines safe.
 

NATURAL GAS MSDS

Learn how to safely handle and recognize hazards associated with natural gas. This document includes important tips such as first aid care, storage of natural gas, purging gas pipes, and more. 

 

Grandpa Says - Call 811 Before You Dig
 
Grandma Says - If You Smell Gas
 
Dude - Call 811 Before Digging
 
Dude - It Smells Like Rotten Eggs
 
Dudette - We Don't Use Natural Gas
 
Honey – Snow Safety
 

Recognizing a Natural Gas Leak


Learn the signs of a natural gas leak and what to do if you suspect one.

Call Before You Dig


Calling 811 before digging isn’t just for “excavator dudes.” It’s for homeowners too. [33]

Kids and natural gas


This video explains which appliances use natural gas, how to identify a natural gas leak, and what to do if a leak occurs. 

PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGE


Check out our informative video to learn the basics of natural gas safety.
 
 
 
 

What does natural gas smell like?


It’s never too early to learn about natural gas safety. Here are a couple of important reminders from our junior safety crew.

CROSS BORE SAFETY FOR PLUMBERS


Plumbers... be on the lookout! Before doing any work on sewer pipes outside of a house, make sure the clog isn't a gas line.

CROSS BORE SAFETY FOR HOMEOWNERS


A clogged sewer outside your home could mean there's a gas line intersecting the sewer pipe. Watch this video to learn what to do before clearing a sewer clog.

CROSS BORE SAFETY FOR FIELD WORKERS


This video reminds field workers to practice safe excavation practices to prevent sewer pipe cross bores.
National Pipeline Mapping System
Locate natural gas transmission lines operated by Southwest Gas and other companies by visiting the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) website.
 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
The federal agency established to protect people and the environment from the risks of hazardous materials' transportation.
 
Call 811 Before You Dig
Learn about the national 811 Call Before You Dig service that helps protect you from hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects. 
 
Common Ground Alliance 
The leading association created specifically to work with all industry stakeholders to prevent damage to underground utility infrastructure and ensure public safety and environmental protection
 
American Gas Association
Safety is the core value of the natural gas industry and the American Gas Association promotes positive safety cultures among natural gas companies.