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 and influence of the Global Excavation Safety Conference makes it the ideal venue to debut the first annual Damage Prevention Week™. The international diversity of the conference is unique and sparks valuable conversations, connections, and ideas.
Damage Prevention Week™ has only one agenda – to create a yearly forum focused on reducing damages and improving excavation safety. All views and stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to participate. DPW is a chance for thoughtful, open discussions that lead to learning from one another. Ultimately, those are the discussions that will result in reduced damages and lives saved.
Many organizations are working with Infrastructure Resources to host events held in conjunction with the Global Excavation Safety Conference, including:
CBSA Leading Practices on Cross Bore Safety Course Tuesday, March 23, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn how to prevent cross bores to save money and save lives! Created to provide guidance for minimizing utility conflicts due to cross bore strikes, this course covers a wide range of cross bore safety topics, from the evaluation of existing cross bores to regulatory requirements. Learn more: globalexcavationsafetyconference.com/crossboresafety
Global GPR Congress
Monday, March 22, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Tuesday, March 23, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
This global GPR event is focused on bringing together new and experienced users from both the academic and private sector to benefit the industry by providing a forum for open discussion and continuous learning through shared ideas and experience. Learn more: globalexcavationsafetyconference.com/gprcongress
CAMO Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, March 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join CAMO (Coastal and Marine Operators) as they explore the issues and challenges in preventing spills, releases and damage to coastal and marine pipelines which negatively impact the environment and public safety. Lunch provided for everyone who pre-registers. Learn more: globalexcavationsafetyconference.com/camo
Organizations holding meetings in conjunction with Global Excavation Safety Conference include:
- Distribution Public Awareness Council (DPAC)
- Gold Shovel Standard
- North American Telecommunications and Damage Prevention Council (NTDPC)
- Pipeline AG Safety Alliance (PASA)
- Pipeline Association for Public Awareness (PAPA)
- Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI)
Meetings can range from annual meetings to User Group or Membership meetings. Infrastructure Resources provides FREE meeting space while space remains available. For more information about Damage Prevention Week™, participating groups, and to learn how your group can meet in Tampa, visit DamagePreventionWeek.com.