Day: May 23, 2018

Industry News – Summer 2018

Alabama Damage Prevention Summit The Alabama Damage Prevention Summit, scheduled for September 25-27, 2018 at the Embassy Suites in Montgomery, is designed to bring all stakeholders together to discuss issues within their own locations. This year’s event includes a golf tournament and Locate Rodeo. The Summit is a unique event for industry professionals looking for …

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The Louisiana Rural Water Association

Louisiana Rural Water Association (LRWA) was established in 1978 with the primary focus of providing classroom and onsite training to rural water and wastewater systems, as well as technical assistance to small water and wastewater systems and governing personnel on the most up-to-date methods of efficient operations, maintenance and management techniques. The professional LRWA staff …

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Protecting Our Water & Sewer Systems

(Bonus Digital Content Continued from Page 23) WHAT MEASURES, BOTH PROCEDURALLY AND TECHNOLOGICALLY, ARE UTILITIES TAKING TO PROTECT THEIR CRITICAL WATER AND SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE? Robert Edwards: At Citizens Energy Group, the first procedure to protecting the water system begins with the screening of locate requests each day. A 100-foot buffer has been established around critical water …

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Trench Hazards

MITIGATING Trench & Excavation Hazards: Knowledge, Training and Authority are Key Trenching and excavation is dangerous work, and associated fatalities have been on the rise. In 2016, 23 construction workers died while working in trenches, more than double the number of deaths from the previous year. Fortunately, trenching and excavation fatalities are entirely preventable, and …

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Paying it Forward through Safety and Good Will

FIVE YEARS AGO , Damage Prevention Professional met the Construction Angels at the first 811 Run in West Palm Beach, Florida. Construction Angels is a “non-profit organization created to facilitate access to financial services for immediate surviving family members of a construction worker who has lost their life while working on a jobsite.” Proceeds from the 811 Run …

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