This webinar will include an overview of API RP 1173: Pipeline Safety Management Systems by an industry leader on the topic, and a discussion of previous and ongoing industry commitment and work to ensure pipeline operators are starting the PSMS process. In addition, it will cover the API Pipeline SMS Third-Party Assessment Program, a tailor-made solution to help industry benchmark and assess their programs in alignment with the requirements in RP 1173. API staff will present and be available for any questions relating to the SMS Assessment Program.

Join this webinar to:

  • Understand how the industry coalition has worked to further API RP 1173 implementation across the pipeline industry
  • Understand major PSMS Elements and their high-level content
  • Understand assessment requirements of RP 1173 and how API’s Pipeline SMS Third-Party Assessment program is a tailor-made solution for industry to use to fulfill the requirement
  • Understand an overview of how the PSMS Assessment Program works, and how your organization can better benchmark your programs with peers and gain insights into industry-wide good practices by participating


John Hill is currently Vice-President of Natural Gas System Safety for Black Hills Energy where he is responsible for pipeline safety, risk and integrity management, training/OQ, gas control, engineering, major project execution and utility technology strategy.              

Colin M. Frazier is a Manager of System Programs with the American Petroleum Institute in Washington, DC where he manages the Pipeline SMS Third-Party Assessment Program as well as the Process Safety Site Assessment Program (PSSAP).

S. David Toth is a Senior Associate of System Programs with the American Petroleum Institute in Houston, Texas where he oversees the Pipeline SMS Third-Party Assessment Program.