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Pipeline Safety Training and Excavation. PHMSA regulations. 

Pipeline Safety

Training for Pipeline Safety and Excavation. Combined with confined space trenching, competent person trenching and excavation. Heavy Equipment certification and training can also to added to ensure safe operation on job site.

Heavy Equipment Certification

Excavator - Dozer - Scaper - Wheel Loader Training Forklift Training - Wheel loaders, Man Lifts, Dozer, Scrapers, Heavy Equipment, Road Equipment Training and Certification.Using the latest materials from John Deere, CASE, Komastu, Caterpillar, Volvo, Geni, JLGClassroom training and hand on forklift and wheel loader training. Forklift or wheel loader training is performed on site with the machine you will be using. In training you will.... Walk around pre-start up inspection Pre-start Up Instruction Daily Safety Rules Best Operating Practices Proper way to install and remove attachments Classroom training Drive Machine to show skills Proper Start up and Shut down Procedures Seat Belt Safety and Importance Test to review classroom materials Certification card is provided to employer after successful class completion along with copy for the employee file.


PIPELINE SAFETY TRAINING - OQ QUALIFIER TRAINING OQ Rule What is the Operator Qualification Rule (OQ Rule)? In August 1999, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) promulgated new regulatory requirements as part of 49 CFR §192 and §195, which have become known throughout the pipeline industry as the Operator Qualification (OQ) Rule. Specifically, DOT requires pipeline operators to do several things in order to meet the objectives of the rule:Pipeline operators must determine “covered tasks” for which personnel must be qualified (DOT has prescribed a four-part test to assist in making such determinations). Pipeline operators must identify abnormal operating conditions and must ensure that qualified individuals can recognize them and react appropriately. Pipeline operators must implement process for evaluating personnel qualification that is objective, consistent, and documented. Pipeline operators must develop and follow a written qualification program. Pipeline operators must maintain records necessary for documenting compliance with the rule. The OQ rule requires pipeline operators to meet these requirements as they relate to their own employees. The rule also makes pipeline operators responsible for ensuring the qualification of contractors, subcontractors, or any other entity performing a covered task on their respective pipeline facilities. The rule does not replace any of the requirements of 49 CFR §192 and §195. Everyone must still comply with those regulatory requirements as always. The OQ rule is intended to provide an additional level of safety by reducing the risks of accidents on pipeline facilities caused by human error. Each operator is required to have a written OQ plan that outlines all of the requirements that its employee and contractors must meet in order to comply with the rule. The OQ plan describes, in detail, the requirements that contractors, their employers, and subcontractors must meet before they can perform covered tasks on the operator’s pipeline facilities. Does the OQ Rule apply to me?If you perform a covered task defined by your operator client, then you must be deemed qualified on that task or tasks. You may review the covered task lists to see if any of the tasks apply to you. PIPELINE FINAL OQ RULE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD - CLICK ON LINK PIPELINE Final_OQ_Rule.pdf (PDF — 107 KB)

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