Day: March 8, 2021

Coordinate PA: a Web Application Developed to help Maximize the Benefits of Shared Costs and Project Coordination to Prevent Damage to Underground Utilities

What is Coordinate PA? Coordinate PA is the web application developed to help maximize the benefits of shared costs and project coordination to prevent damage to underground facilities. Coordinate PA enables users to add and/or import existing projects, coordinate opportunities with others who want to collaborate, share project communications with designated contacts, and notify facility …

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Social Marketing for Damage Prevention: The Click or Call Before You Dig Partnership Campaign

No one wakes up expecting to hit a utility line when digging around their yard, but if they do – it could have serious consequences. In British Columbia, Canadian homeowners contribute to over 30% of incidents related to natural gas line damages. One incident is too many and industry stakeholders are determined to come up …

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Five Fiber Outages Prove the Importance of Telecom Damage Prevention

Damages to gas utilities tend to get the lion’s share of media coverage and, therefore, tend to be what comes to mind when you think of excavation accidents. But, surprisingly, gas facilities are actually only the second-most damaged critical underground asset; telecommunications lines are first, and the numbers aren’t even close. According to the 2019 …

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Industry News

VIRGINIA811 LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE TRAINING SITE Richmond, VA (WWBT) – Virginia811 recently launched a new online training program designed to leverage online learning technology in order to educate partners about damage prevention and best practices. The “Academy” contains several educational videos and other online tools to teach professional excavators how to accurately enter underground utility …

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Introducing the Excavation Safety Alliance – a new membership program for the excavation industry

– INTRODUCING – Excavation Safety Alliance It is with great excitement that Infrastructure Resources (IR) announces the launch of Excavation Safety Alliance (ESA), a new membership program for the excavation industry. If there was one positive to pull from an otherwise difficult year, it is that 2020 forced us to pause and think deeply about …

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Global Perspective – Stake of Play: The UK’s Safe Digging Industry

LINESEARCHBEFOREUDIG (LSBUD) provides the location of underground pipes and cables across the UK, helping to protect such infrastructure from accidental third-party damage and keep workers safe. Members benefit from the “safety of the herd” effect – the more asset owners who share their information through LSBUD, the more inquiries every utility company receives. The Geospatial …

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Damage Prevention Hero – Kelley Heinz

Kelley Heinz – A Damage Prevention Hero Who goes Above and Beyond her Responsibilities to Promote Safety and Damage Prevention Outreach! IF YOU READ THE ARTICLE, READY, RESPOND, RECOVER: DAMAGE PREVENTION BEST PRACTICES FOLLOWING A DISASTER, BEGINNING ON PAGE 16, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY THIS ISSUE’S HERO WAS NOMINATED. KELLEY HEINZ IS THE BRAINCHILD BEHIND …

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Publisher’s Column – Connect with us at… IR-SavingLives.com

Names carry power. When we hear a name, we often make assumptions about that person or company or brand. Don’t believe me? Imagine a man named “Spike.” Now imagine a man named “Eugene.” How different are these two men in your mind? A name identifies you, but more importantly, it is your public face. It …

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