Day: November 30, 2022

Calendar of Events

January 2023 17-19 World of Concrete (Las Vegas, NV) 24-26 Louisiana Damage Prevention Summit (Baton Rouge, LA) 24-27 API / AGA Joint Committee on Pipeline Welding Practices (New Orleans, LA) (American Petroleum Institute / American Gas Assocation) 29 – Feb. 1 APGA Winter Board & Committee Meetings (Washington, DC) (American Public Gas Association) February 2023 …

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ISE Expo 2022

ISE EXPO 2022 marked the 30th Anniversary of a long-standing educational resource within the telecom world. Held in Denver, ISE Expo 2022 provided educational sessions and a robust exhibit hall focused on the next wave of innovative technologies and practices that will help transform ICT/ telecom services.

JULIE Announces Damage Prevention Advocacy Awards

THE BOARD of Directors at JULIE, Inc. recently announced the winners of the first Gina Meehan-Taylor Damage Prevention Advocacy Awards. David Tidball, a damage prevention specialist for ComEd, and Rich Kuczkowski, Jr., a superintendent for Nash Brothers Construction, were chosen for their dedication as advocates of damage prevention. Chosen from a pool of nominations from …

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August 11, 2022, Brought Awareness of the Potential for Injuries, Property Damage and Outages if Underground Utilities are Damaged

ACCORDING TO the Texas Railroad Commission’s Pipeline Damage Prevention program, “Texas has more miles of pipeline than any other state. In reports submitted to the Texas Railroad Commission in 2020, 27% of pipeline damages are done by people digging with hand tools, such as shovels.” Contacting 811 before digging is the easiest way to avoid …

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Educating the Next Generation: Georgia 811’s Digger Dog Program

GEORGIA 811 has been reaching out to the next generation of Georgians for over 15 years with our special safety ambassador, Digger Dog. Digger Dog and Education Administrator Maria Copeland travel throughout the state promoting the message of safe digging to second and third graders at both public and private elementary schools. Visiting around 8,000 …

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Pipeline Task Force Update

The Pipeline Task Force (PTF), a subset of The Council for Dredging & Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) and Coastal and Marine Operators (CAMO), is a joint inter-agency, public-private initiative focused on ensuring safe operations in waterways with submerged oil and natural gas pipelines through enhanced communications, collaboration, and exchange of best practices among all stakeholders. …

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The Benefits of a Rigorous Utility Investigation for Project Development

There are several risks that might prevent a project from being completed in a safe manner, on time and within the construction budget. These risks typically include permits, right-of-way acquisitions, unsecured construction easements, unexpected or changing site conditions, and utility conflicts and protection. This article will emphasize a way to mitigate the risks associated with …

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