Are you affected by the OQ Rule? The requirements of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Operator Qualification Rule (OQR) have placed a significant burden on pipeline operators and contractors. Our objective is to find the most direct and feasible methods of compliance for all of our clients. If you work for more than one operator, you could be required to comply with different requirements for qualification. We can help.

Southland Safety has more than a dozen OQ Evaluators that are authorized by all of the major OQ Providers to evaluate and issue your employees their respective qualifications. Southland evaluators will travel to you, anywhere, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We pride ourselves on Quality, Reliability, and Availability. Southland has the manpower to accommodate your schedule, no matter how tight. The OQ department is equipped with a large shop for performance evaluations, computer stations for computer-based testing, and classrooms.

We have installed a pipeline to facilitate Performance Verifications.

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Bilingual Evaluators Are Available

Administrator Services

Southland Safety is staffed and equipped to serve as your in-house OQ Department. A properly run OQ Department is as critical to your success as your safety program, and in some cases, even more important. Southland Safety can manage every aspect of your OQ needs.

As your OQ Administrator, Southland Safety will:

  • Develop your company-specific OQ Plan
  • Manage your online OQ Databases—removing inactive employees, and ensuring accurate qualification reporting and job assignment, etc.
  • Monitor employee evaluation/qualification status
  • Represent your company at meetings with Pipeline Operators
  • Communicate with Pipeline Operators, whenever necessary, regarding project task lists, and compliance issues, etc.
  • Work with Pipeline Operators and/or OQ Providers to satisfy audit requirements

Contact Us for more information.