Day: August 25, 2020

Celebrate Damage Prevention Week

TAKING PLACE MARCH 22 – 28, Damage Prevention Week™ (DPW) is the perfect setting to bring together major industry stakeholders to discuss new ideas. Face to face, leaders will have the invaluable opportunity to discuss ways to prevent damage to both underground and overhead infrastructure and improve safety in the excavating community.  The global reach …

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Public Awareness

  Fiber Optic Association Celebrates 25th Anniversary The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) was founded in 1995 by more than a dozen prominent fiber optics trainers and leaders from education, industry and government as a professional society for fiber optics and a source for independent certification. There is no FOA headquarters building or any “brick and …

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Association Spotlight

GPR Consortium: A Trade Association for GPR Professionals A KEY COMPONENT to any safe excavation is knowing what lies below. This involves many steps, one of which is an investigation utilizing various non-destructive tools. Among those tools, ground penetrating radar (GPR) is unique in its versatility, challenges, training requirements, and future capabilities. It follows, therefore, …

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Giving Back

Larry Wilkin: Animal lover, Damage Prevention Specialist and Volunteer of the Year PROTECTING COMMUNITIES by promoting safe digging is not enough for Larry Wilkin of Columbia Gas of Ohio. He is also a dedicated community volunteer in his spare time. That is why the company named him its “Volunteer of the Year.” A Damage Prevention …

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Solving the Underground Construction Worker Shortage through Collaborative Training and Industry Rebranding

      Uncovering the Next GENERATION of Workers With millions of people forced to work or learn from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become clearer than ever that the country needs to expand and build on its broadband and fiber infrastructure. For a contractor in the underground construction industry, this should be great …

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Case Histories of Gas Line Damage and Gas Explosions

It is important to conduct full investigations when gas line damage and a resulting gas explosion occur. Bison Engineering has conducted extensive research on this subject from the available data. A number of variables usually contribute to each incident, so extracting the most information out of each incident is extremely important. In 2015, the American …

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Digital Days of Education Highlights

In April, Infrastructure Resources offered Digital Days of Education to registered 2020 Excavation Safety Full Conference delegates. There was tremendous response from delegates, and what began as a three-day webinar event was extended to five days. The educational event offered 25 different sessions on a variety of topics and featured scheduled speakers from the 2020 …

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