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William (Bill) Simpson

About William (Bill) Simpson

Bill is a Professional Instructor, Speaker and Assessor. Recognized as a leading authority on North American Code and Standard requirements his courses and seminars are in high demand. Bill currently sits as a member of the CSA Z662, B51 and B149 Technical Committees, and he is also a member of the Integrated Committee on Hazardous Locations in addition to serving as a Canadian representative to ISO and IEC committees in these subject areas.
30 04, 2018

NASA Corp News – Now Tweeting and a New Course

By |2018-05-03T10:04:20+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Now on Twitter...We are now Tweeting. As part of our continuing education and industry communication strategy, NASA Corp. has now added twitter to both theothernasa.com and z662blog.com sites. If you use twitter for industry news and discussions, you can now follow us @TheOtherNASA. Join in the conversation! North American Pipeline Fundamentals

30 04, 2018

2nd Party for CSA Z662

By |2018-04-30T12:14:39+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

No, it's not that kind of party... In April I attended several standards development meetings dealing with product and personnel competency approvals. One of the key questions in the development of any code or standard is 'who will have the final responsibility for compliance'? Codes and Standards are very carefully written to ensure that they

2 04, 2018

Is it a Document? No, it’s a Record!

By |2018-04-24T07:20:50+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

Following our last blog "Mandatory Thinking" there has been a great deal of discussion on the difference between "documents" and "records" in the CSA Z662. The Safety and Loss Management System requirements in Clause 3.1.2 (e) mandate that Companies have a process to effectively manage documents and records.”

2 04, 2018

NASA Corp News – New Course Addition & Pricing Structure Change

By |2018-04-17T12:48:05+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Fusion Technician ProgramAdding to our API 1169 and CPAC Level 2 and 3 Pipeline Construction Inspector training programs, Nasa Corp. is pleased to announce that our Z662-15 Distribution & Non-Metallic Pipeline Requirements training course has now been rewritten to include all necessary Z662 elements for those individuals working towards the CPAC Level 2 Fusion Technician

27 02, 2018

Mandatory Thinking?

By |2018-02-28T11:53:41+00:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

What "Shall Consider" Really Means A student told me this story: I was sitting at my desk, minding my own business and staring up at the righthand corner of my office. My boss, who was walking by, stopped, looked at me with a slightly annoyed expression and said, "What are you doing?" I calmly

27 02, 2018

NASA Corp News – A New Format and Other News

By |2018-02-28T11:51:10+00:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Welcome to the monthly Z662 newsletter featuring a new format. Based on client feedback, effective March 2018, the NASA Corp. course advertisement mail outs and industry announcements are being integrated with the Z662 Blog. The blog's main page has been updated to provide direct links to current courses in the left-hand sidebar, newsletter and technical

15 02, 2018

How Long is Forever?

By |2018-02-27T07:11:32+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

Record Retention Requirements for Pipeline Systems. A discussion that often comes up in training courses surrounds what documents and records need to be kept and for how long. As you're probably aware, numerous clauses within the Z662 mandate that some records be kept for the life of the pipeline, while other clauses suggest the

1 01, 2018

Bubble Gum and Duct Tape!

By |2018-02-27T07:02:50+00:00January 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

Temporary Repairs on Pipeline Systems During a recent discussion, it was suggested to me that some organizations may not be following the current Z662 requirements, (CSA Z662–15, clause 10.12) established for making temporary repairs. They suggested they didn't really need to follow the rules because "Nobody Else" was following the rules. Apparently, there are