Like any other energy source, it is extremely important to follow safe practices when dealing with natural gas. As one of Peoples’ core values, the safety of our customers, employees, and the public is our top priority.
Help Kids Become e-SMART
Peoples invites you to help your kids become an e-SMART kid. Becoming e-SMART means learning about natural gas, and how to use it safely and wisely. Check out our games and activities, and you'll be on your way!
Become an e-SMART Worker
e-SMART Worker is a safety outreach website designed to educate contractors and their teams on how to work safely around natural gas lines. Click here to learn about safe practices, access case studies, and review the Worker Beware video.Visit our e-SMART Worker site for information and safe practices for digging around pipelines.
Become an e-SMART First Responder
e-SMART First Reponder is a safety resource website designed to help first responders work safely in emergencies where gas utilities are involved. Firefighters, police officers, and EMTs are typically the first people on the scene of an emergency, and they face the greatest risk from natural gas leaks and fires. Visit our e-SMART First Responder site to access advanced safety information, training tools, and links to related sites.
Please note that if you smell gas or see or hear any of the warning signs, do not attempt to locate the leak. Instead, leave your house immediately. Do not turn on or off any electrical switches, appliances or lights. An electrical charge could create a spark. Call our emergency number to report the leak when you are in a safe location.
More About Safety
You can identify a natural gas leak by:
- SMELL: A strong odor of natural gas can indicate unburned fuel in the air.
- SIGHT: Dirt or water blowing up from the ground may indicate natural gas leak.
- SOUND: Natural gas leaks may have a loud, high-pitched whistle or roar.