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January 20, 2017

PHMSA to Release Anticipated Final Rule on Monday – Sort of

Let’s get something clear… PHMSA is publishing a Final Rule on Monday (January 23rd), but it does NOT include the OQ portion that will have the biggest impact on the industry. There are 132 pages in the new PHMSA Final […]
December 9, 2016

What are AOCs: Am I Qualified or Not Qualified?

Are your employees qualified for Abnormal Operating Conditions? That is the question. And far too often, because of uncertainty, we hear of accidents and mishaps in the field. These incidents are costly, too. According to PHMSA.gov, in 2013, all pipeline-related […]
November 9, 2016

5 Questions You Should Be Asking of Your OQ Plan

The Who? What? When? Where? Why? Behind OQ Plans The answers to the 5 W(s) constitute a formula for getting the complete story on a subject and are a popular method for investigators and journalists. Many believe that a report […]
July 26, 2016

Industry Evolution: Incident/Accident Reporting, Farm Taps & More

In this final installment in the EWN Educational Series on the Industry Evolution, EWN will recap miscellaneous provisions of the NPRM for Operator Qualification, Cost Recovery, Accident and Incident Notification, and Other Pipeline Safety Proposed Changes (also known as the […]
July 24, 2016

Energy Worldnet Test Answers

Looking for test answers for Energy Worldnet Tests? Sorry, no answers here. But you can learn how each course gives you the answers (in the content of course) and how integrity should be a foundation for how you train. Learn […]
July 20, 2016

Industry Evolution: Ensuring Program Effectiveness

In the preceding editions of this EWN Educational Series, EWN has reviewed PHMSA’s proposals for a new definition of a covered task, changes to span-of-control limits, new training requirements, new evaluator selection and training requirements, a new management of change […]
July 18, 2016

Industry Evolution: OQ NPRM Management of Change & Recordkeeping

As PHMSA continues to promote the adoption of safety and quality management systems in the industry, the use of effective management of change (MOC) processes become even more critical for all companies. These efforts can assist regulated operators to ensure […]
July 14, 2016

OQ NPRM Educational Series (Industry Evolution)

Struggling with the OQ NPRM? ┬áEWN can help. ┬áThis education series breaks down the modifications and additions laid out in the OQ NPRM. ┬áIt is paramount that our industry understands exactly what is expected and how to adapt to the […]
July 12, 2016

Industry Evolution: New OQ Task Requirements

OPERATOR QUALIFICATION: DEFINITION OF A “COVERED TASK” The OQ NPRM proposes to change the OQ Rule criteria for what constitutes a ‘covered task’ from the current 4-part test to a much broader 2-part test. Currently, a covered task is defined […]
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