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The Operator Qualification (OQ) law affects those who work in the oil and gas pipeline industries. The purpose of the law is to reduce accidents related to human error by ensuring that individuals who perform certain identified tasks are qualified to do so. In other words, OQ is a safety initiative based upon quality.
Henkels & McCoy has responded to this operational challenge by not just meeting the bare minimum of the law, but by going above and beyond expectations. We are leaders in this area through our investment in dedicated personnel and resources. We offer assurance to our customers that they will stand up to regulatory scrutiny should the need arise by implementing specialized software and document retention controls. By being best in class, Henkels & McCoy offers customers better access to a superior and more mobile workforce, reduces operators' risk exposure, and assists in controlling costs. Operators can therefore focus on their true objective of delivering uninterrupted and safe energy. We also expect our employees performing underground work outside of these industries to be cognizant of this regulation and aware of the associated risks should they encounter natural gas or petroleum infrastructure. We achieve this by training them through the OQ Underground Program for Non-Gas Crews. It is through this type of effort that Henkels & McCoy continually provides unique value to the marketplace.
The following are identified third-party programs in which Henkels & McCoy participates in order to remain compliant with the requirements of our customer’s Operator Qualification Program. Each third-party program is unique and is constantly changing.