MEA Offers Virtual OQ Training for the Natural Gas Professional

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For the first time, MEA is giving operator qualification (OQ) professionals the opportunity to livestream the MEA OQ Success Conference from their desk. The one-day livestreamed conference will be held on August 8, 2017.

Midwest ENERGY Association

Midwest ENERGY Association

For the first time, MEA is giving natural gas professionals the opportunity to livestream the MEA OQ Success Conference from their desk. Operator Qualification (OQ) is a regulatory requirement for pipeline operators and utility contractors. The intent of the OQ Rule is to ensure a properly qualified workforce, thereby reducing the probability and consequence of pipeline incidents or accidents caused by human error. MEA’s OQ Success Conference is a must-attend for anyone interested in OQ. The one-day livestreamed conference will be held on August 8, 2017.

MEA’s Technical Training Committee surveyed MEA members and EnergyU customers to determine agenda topics and discussion items. Committee members, regulators and industry experts will present on the OQ topics most requested, such as:

  • OQ Challenges and Opportunities
  • National Portability
  • Consequences of Comprised OQ Testing
  • Product and Services Beyond Compliance
  • Training the Next Generation of Gas Line Workers
  • Safety – Implementation of PSMS 1173
  • Why Root Cause Investigations May Not Prevent Reoccurrence
  • And more!

Attendees can livestream the event from the comfort of their desk without investing time and dollars for travel. All sessions are being streamed live with opportunities for chat with other attendees and posing questions to the event speakers. The sessions will also be recorded for playback on demand.

Visit midwestenergy.org > events for more information or to register for the livestream. Contact Robbin Moore at (651) 289-9600 x 104 or at robbinm (at) midwestenergy (dot) org for discount information, and contact Richard Stump at (651) 289-9600 x126 or at richards (at) midwestenergy (dot) org for information on MEA’s Operator Qualification Program.

About MEA:
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, energy delivery companies and their contractors around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for gas and electric distribution utilities.

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