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4 03, 2019

CSA Z662-19 Summer Tour

By |2019-03-04T10:38:12-06:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

It’s that time again. On February 20, 2019 the CSA Z662 Technical Committee voted to accept the final resolutions to comments and close out any further changes to the new 2019 edition. The final text is now in the hands of the CSA publishing group. The new CSA Z662-19 will be

11 01, 2019

Continuous Training Improvement

By |2019-01-11T11:51:40-06:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When I first began teaching in 2007, we had a 5 day course. It covered a little bit of everything for everyone, and not enough of anything for anyone. Over the years we broke the course into smaller and smaller segments, a 3-day and a 2-day, followed by a 2-day and four 1-days, and in

4 09, 2018

Top Down Qualification

By |2018-09-05T08:25:25-06:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It is not an accident that industry groups, including CEPA and CPAC, chose pipeline construction inspectors as the first step in their recommendations for Companies to implement standardized qualifications as part of their competence management systems. Under section 3 of the CSA Z662 and the API 1173, Companies or Owners are

31 07, 2018

Death by Chocolate Training

By |2018-07-31T13:33:01-06:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Death by Chocolate Training Can you really have too much of a good thing? Training is critical for both safety and competence of personnel. With codes, standards and regulations changing at an ever-increasing pace, is it possible to have too much training? I make my living training, so the obvious answer would be no,

29 06, 2018

Because Simon Says You Shall!

By |2018-06-30T10:32:53-06:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

At a recent Z662 committee meeting there was some discussion about the word "shall". A similar discussion took place at the International Electrical Commission (IEC) meetings on Hazardous Locations in Split, Croatia earlier this spring. Both discussions stemmed from reports of some code users failing to gather documentary evidence for shall clauses as they did

1 06, 2018

An Inspector’s Catch 22

By |2018-06-01T12:45:42-06:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The storyline in Joseph Heller's 1961 book, Catch-22, identified a paradox whereby a pilot is considered insane if he does not ask for relief, but considered fit for service if he does. With this, pilots requesting relief were assigned flights, while those insisting they were fine were grounded. With the