Day: March 29, 2018

Breakfast in Saskatchewan

THE ANNUAL Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance Contractor Safety Awareness presentation and breakfast in Saskatchewan has been successfully delivering the Dig Safe mantra to front line excavators and contractors for 29 years. This event is sponsored by 15 contributors who own underground facilities and are dedicated to underground infrastructure damage prevention, the prevention of worker injury or …

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Public Awareness – Special Locate 2018

LSAW / Top 10 Hazards LSAW (Locator Safety Awareness Week), established in 2014 by Infrastructure Resources and endorsed by Nulca, was developed to honor and recognize the important work performed by utility locating professionals. In its 5th year, LSAW is taking place April 22-28, 2018, during the final week of National Safe Digging Month. LSAW gives …

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Increasing The Visibility Of Safe Digging Plans In The UK

Providing asset records to all those who need them reduces the risk of utility strikes. Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? As a small island, with a large population and a long industrial history, the UK has many organizations with buried infrastructure; some of which operate working assets that have been in situ for hundreds of years. …

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Leveraging The “Internet Of Things” For Damage Prevention

Most of the applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) are still in the incubation stage. Whether we want to solve challenges in modern medicine, make our cities easier to navigate, or increase the efficiency of our farmers, there’s still a long road ahead. As network operators and those involved in the trade, the onus …

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UNITING the Industry on an International Level

IN MARCH, PHOENIX, ARIZONA became a melting pot of international damage prevention professionals as a record-setting number of individuals came together to learn from each other and discuss new and innovative ways to protect our buried utilities. Attendees from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, France, Puerto Rico, Japan, Austria and the United States identified …

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Louisville Gas & Electric Marks Gas Lines Electronically

Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) is employing new technology in its continuous efforts to further enhance safety across the more than 4,700 miles of natural gas transmission and distribution lines in its system. The technology consists of a new RF-based marking and locating method for marking the routes of non-conductive buried gas lines, and …

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