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 YEARS.

Kim’s passion about proper training for employees that protect our nation’s infrastructure, paired with her belief that training and development are the keys to improved damage prevention and execution, ensure all levels are educated and have the tools to be successful. It is one of the reasons why Kim is a DP Hero.” Her deservedness is emphasized by Terry Fordham, President of UtiliQuest/Locating Inc. as he acknowledges, “Kim is a hero in many ways within our company.”

Kim Kosky

To say Kim is focused on safety is an understatement. Kim was described as “hyper-focused on safety” by Scott Landes, President and CEO of Infrastructure Resources and Rhino Marking & Protection Systems. He continued to say, “Kim is always concerned with safety, and not just the safety of UtiliQuest locators, but all locators and excavators.” Kim is an advocate for real damage prevention as well as an advocate for the workforce striving to keep our nation’s infrastructure safe each day.

“Kim is always concerned with safety, and not just the safety of UtiliQuest locators, but all locators and excavators.”

A quiet leader, Kim has driven changes for personal safety while recognizing the critical need for quality performance is what will prevent damages. Kim has impacted the development of hundreds of employees in the southeastern United States. According to Jeff Hall, Kim will personally work with new employees and trainers to develop the skills and expertise needed to be a Damage Prevention Specialist.

Kim’s accomplishments both within and outside of her company are many:

• Contributed to the development of a training program for the Damage Investigators in the southeastern United States

• Developed a ‘Train the Trainer’ Program featuring Adult Learning Modalities

• Member of the CGA Education Committee

• Pioneered the Field Check Department internally

• Previous Co-Chair of the CGA Education Committee

• Trained employees to review technicians’ completed work remotely and preventing damages through proactive intervention prior to excavation

• Volunteered her time with Georgia 811 and the Locate Rodeo

When she’s not working, Kim is an avid hiker and nature advocate participating in river cleanup operations in her area. A fan of geocaching, Kim works with local groups to clean up trails and keep our countryside beautiful for the next generation.

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