Chesapeake Utilities cares about creating a healthy and safe environment for our employees, customers and communities just as we do for our families and ourselves. We encourage a culture dedicated to promoting safe and reliable energy options; a continuously safer workplace for employees; and safe service offerings for customers and within our communities. The efforts of our employees, who proactively pursue a positive safety culture for our stakeholders, have led to industry recognition ad a strong reputation for being a safe and reliable Company.
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG
Whether your energy use is electricity, natural gas, and/or propane, call 811 before you dig. Digging in your area without determining where utility lines are located can cause injury, disrupt services and can result in fines and costly repairs.
NATURAL GAS AND PROPANE SAFETY
Safety is the number one priority for our natural gas transmission and distribution and propane distribution businesses. While the industry has multiple safeguards in place such as odorizing gas with Mercaptan, which gives it the “rotton egg” smell, as well as federal safety standards for all pipelines which protect customers, it is important that customers actively participate as well through some of these methods:
ELECTRICAL POWERLINE SAFETY
The public should be aware of potential shock hazards associated with electrical distribution equipment. It is important to follow safety signs, keep away from electrical transmission and distribution power lines, look up when working near lines and call 811 before you dig. Work safely and do not touch any power lines that are down. Always respect electricity and be safe!
INDUSTRY SAFETY AWARDS
Chesapeake’s businesses have won industry safety awards presented by the American Gas Association, which represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. In the past 16 years, we have one 27 Safety Achievement Awards. Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company and Aspire Energy earned Safety Achievement Awards from the AGA in 2018.