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30 04, 2018

2nd Party for CSA Z662

By |2018-04-30T12:14:39-07:00April 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 |2018-04-24T07:20:50-07:00April 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.”

27 02, 2018

Mandatory Thinking?

By |2018-02-28T11:53:41-07:00February 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

15 02, 2018

How Long is Forever?

By |2018-02-27T07:11:32-07:00February 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