[Header] PHMSA - U.S. Department of Transportation - Pipeline and Hazardous materials Safety Adminis
Operator Qualification Training Requirements

To assure safety in the transport of hazardous gases and liquids in the nation's pipelines, pipeline operators who perform covered tasks must be qualified. Qualified means that an individual has been evaluated and can perform assigned covered tasks and recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions.

Operator Qualification Update 2005
The Operator Qualification (OQ) Program stems from a mandate in 1992 and continues through present Pipeline Safety Acts.
OQ Protocols For Compliance Inspection Process
The following information is to assist Federal and State pipeline inspectors who are evaluating operators' OQ programs.
construction equipment moving pipeline into a prepared hill-side trench
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