Fires, explosions, loss of life and property damage are unfortunately the result of natural gas escaping the system at locations other than its intended destination, the burner tip. AEGIS Claims and Loss Control professionals will review selected closed claims and describe how to navigate to the AEGIS publication – Review of Major Liability Losses (RMLL) – on the AEGIS website at www.aegislink.com.
This webinar will focus on selected natural gas claims and the lessons that can be learned from the incidents. These closed claims have been selected from the Review of Major Liability Losses, which is published annually to provide valuable information to AEGIS members regarding the nature and significance of losses associated with natural gas utility operations and the lessons learned. RMLLs can be used by member utilities for training, safety and shape-up meetings, or for tailgate sessions to remind employees that following procedures and performing their job assignment correctly each time can decrease the chance of something going wrong.
The webinar will be presented by Mark Rutkowski, Senior Litigation Counsel – Excess General Liability, and Tony Tetto, Senior Utility Consultant. Mark received his BA from Queens College and his law degree from the City University of New York’s School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York State. Prior to joining AEGIS, Mark was an attorney in private practice with a firm specializing in insurance defense whose clients included several large utilities. Since joining AEGIS, Tony has worked with hundreds of natural gas utilities on loss control and safety issues, conducting operational risk assessments and providing consulting and training services. Prior to joining AEGIS, Tony held engineering and management positions in operations, maintenance and construction of the gas distribution system, and established a comprehensive training education program in response to the Operator Qualification Rule. He worked at both PSE&G and South Jersey Gas Company. He is a Certified Gas Engineer and completed the executive management training program at Penn State University. He holds a BS in Industrial Management from Fairleigh Dickinson and an MBA from Seton Hall.