Pipeline Safety Week: November 5 – 7, 2019 :: Houston, TX
About Our Upcoming Pipeline Safety Week
This 3 day training week provides the framework for a proactive, system-like-approach to complying with PHMSA’s Operator Qualifications, Control Room Management, Operations & Maintenance and Integrity Management. Choose one class, or the whole week.
Our instructors will break down each section in a down-to-earth format and add real world examples. Through team exercises, group discussion, and lectures, participants will build a blueprint that will allow them to properly prepare for upcoming rulemakings as well as create a more comprehensive program for complying with current regulations.
Operator Qualification: Evaluating the Evaluator And Reclaiming Your Procedures for An Effective Program
November 5, 2019 :: Houston, TX
Operator Qualification (OQ) has been required for all operators since its Final Rule in 1999. But as the OQ rule has grown and evolved, OQ programs have become inconsistent, lacking operator accountability for all individuals working on their system. Additionally, pipeline operators scaled back and/or eliminated their own training facilities and training programs and have replaced them with regionalized OQ “qualification.”
As a result, in almost all cases, training programs offered today develop a fraction of the skills they offered immediately before implementation of the 1999 OQ rule and rarely focus on performance of covered tasks using specific operator procedures and equipment.
In addition to these gaps, there are even more federal requirements ahead. This goal of this training is to provide tangible understanding of the requirements and the impact of each to an existing or new OQ program.
Pipeline Audit Survival Boot Camp!
November 6-7, 2019 :: Houston, TX
In this Pipeline Audit Survival Boot Camp, our drill instructors take you through rigorous training of the four major audit areas: Integrity Management (IM), Operations and Maintenance (O&M), Operator Qualifications (OQ), and Control Room Management (CRM).
For each major branch of the regulations, we crawl, jump and climb into:
• A comprehensive overview for each audit area
• Efficient pre-auditing and use of inspection protocols and considerations if available
• Records (and their weak links)
• The preparation of records, reports, unit description and agency questions
• Public Awareness Plans
• Training your team members for the inspection
• Setting the tone for the inspection and working with different personalities
• Proactively resolving issues during the inspection
• “Closing the loops” with daily inspection memos and inspection closeout
This boot camp provides the framework for a proactive, system-like-approach to complying with pipeline regulations.
Warren Miller, Owner, Warren Miller Enterprises, LLC and Former Operations Supervisor, USDOT/PHMSA/OPS. Co-Developer, Inspection Protocols, Forms, Training And Guidance, OQ Regulations and PHMSA Representative, ASME B31Q Qualification, Pipeline Personnel Technical Committee
Bob L. Tyner, Owner, Tyner Consulting Services
Jim Schultz, Operations Manager, Stagecoach Gas Services, Owego NY/NS1,NS2,Stagecoach Storage, and M1S Facilities
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