Health and safety are top priorities for Kinder Morgan as we work through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
We remain committed to ensuring that all of our offices, field operations, and project locations maintain a safe and healthy environment for our employees, contractors, and local communities.
We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and are making adjustments as necessary in accordance with federal and state guidelines, especially those provided by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Kinder Morgan is taking this situation seriously and we will continue to do so.
Kinder Morgan’s construction and operations have been designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to be “Essential Critical Infrastructure.”
Kinder Morgan’s energy delivery services are critical to supporting the health, safety, and welfare of Americans and American businesses.
Kinder Morgan is working hard to ensure its construction and operations are not experiencing disruptions during this time.
We have taken a number of steps to ensure the safety of the public, as well as the safety of our employees and contractors, as we continue providing these critical services.
For the Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) project, Kinder Morgan has taken the following actions to ensure safety of our employees, contractors and local residents:
- Social distancing: Meeting group sizes have been reduced to less than 10 consistent with CDC guidelines. We are recommending workers limit exposure to one another and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other whenever possible.
- Enhanced cleaning protocols: We have implemented new procedures for the start of work shifts. These procedures require operators to disinfect the cabs of heavy equipment and machinery prior to operation, and to disinfect tools, equipment, coolers, phones and other objects that they may have handled during their shift. These procedures also require surfaces like door handles, electronics, countertops, bathroom sinks, and handrails in project offices and buildings be disinfected regularly.
- Personal hygiene: We have provided additional handwashing stations and hand sanitizer at the project locations. We are encouraging our employees and contractors to use these in accordance with CDC guidelines. Employees and contractors are also required to report possible illnesses. As a precaution, individuals that are sick or may have been exposed to the COVID-19 have been required to stay home and to not travel to worksites.
- Limiting site access: We have implemented a screening process for employees, contractors and visitors to critical facilities and construction areas. Those that do not pass the screening (identified as those that are sick or recently visited a high- risk location) are denied entry.