Day: March 31, 2020

Locator Safety Awareness and Appreciation Week

Utility locators are the backbone of the underground infrastructure industry. Making timely, accurate marks keeps the public safe, protects infrastructure, and allows every other sector of the industry to operate successfully. In conjunction with Locator Safety & Appreciation Week (LSAW), dp-PRO is holding an artwork competition to further highlight the importance of locators’ work. The competition is …

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Solving Tracer Wire and Telecom Locating Issues

Many problems related to accuracy on tracer wire and telecom wire locate systems are directly related to a poor understanding of locating principles. To minimize excavation damage, I would like to expose some of the issues. THE BASICS Electromagnetic locating equipment usually consists of two pieces – the transmitter, which sends AC electrical energy along …

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Lack of Adequate Enforcement Undermines Damage Prevention

Excavation contractors work tirelessly to perform exemplary work while providing a safe and effective work environment. Damage prevention is, and always has been, a big part of that. While the goal of increased safety is fundamental, contractors continue to face enduring challenges related to the underground facility locating process. While it is encouraging that local …

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The Value of Nulca

Nulca, the organization for utility locating professionals, recognizes the critical role the locating function plays in the underground damage prevention process, and that locators are essentially a limited resource. For the past 25 years, Nulca has held steady to their mission – advance locating throughout North America. Nulca’s primary benefits center around education, industry partnerships, …

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Late Locate Symposium

IN DECEMBER 2019, twenty-five industry leaders participated in a Late Locate Symposium to improve the timely delivery of locates within Ontario. The goal of the three-day intensive event was to develop solutions that would make a positive impact on the 2020 dig season. The group consisted of Excavators, Utilities, Municipalities, Locate Service Providers (LSPs), and …

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ASSP Foundation Family Scholarship

MANY SAFETY professionals know that the Utilities Practice Specialty within the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) provides access to a network of safety and utilities experts as well as industry education and information. It’s a resource for members looking for technical knowledge in the utility industry on issues related to electrical, solar, natural gas, wastewater, …

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Damage Prevention Hero – Kim Kosky

Kim Kosky A Passionate Supporter of Employee, Excavator and Public Safety KIM KOSKY, DIRECTOR OF TRAINING AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT, JOINED UTILIQUEST 19 YEARS AGO AND THINGS HAVEN’T BEEN THE SAME SINCE. KIM WAS NOMINATED BY HER PEER, JEFF HALL, WHO SAID, “KIM’S CONSTANT DRIVE FOR PERFECTION HAS IMPACTED THOUSANDS OF DAMAGE PREVENTION TECHNICIANS OVER THE …

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