Damage Prevention Week

Monday, February 28 – Friday, March 4, 2022

Dedicated to bringing together industry stakeholders to discuss new ideas, Damage Prevention WeekTM has one agenda – a yearly forum focused on to ways of reducing damages and improving excavation safety. All views and stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to participate.

While stakeholders are encouraged to visit DamagePreventionWeek.com to download and use the logo to promote their local event, many organizations are hosting events in Phoenix during Damage Prevention Week. Registration for any of these Damage Prevention Week events includes access to the Global Excavation Safety Conference exhibit hall.


$595 • Monday-Tuesday

This two-day global GPR event brings together new and experienced users from both the academic and private sector for accelerated learning opportunities and open discussion on user-critical topics. Upgrades to include Global Excavation Safety Conference available!
-Sponsored by Geolitix & 3D-Radar
-Endorsed by GPR Consortium




$495 • Tuesday

Created to provide underground utility operators, contractors, and service providers 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 cores to regulatory requirements.
Upgrades to include Global Excavation Safety Conference available!





$300 • Monday: Onsite pre-qualifiers (no fee to pre-qualify)
Tuesday: Masters Competition
Wednesday: Masters Competition continues. Awards Ceremony during Dueling Decades at the Duce (ticket included in registration)

Compete for the title of 2022 Global Locate Masters Champion and Spokesperson! Award includes interviews for magazine features, publicity quotes in social media to promote excellence in locating, and recognition of this achievement, along with company recognition, in all 2022 media coverage associated with Global Locate Masters.

This unique competition, held in VR simulators, creates complex locate experiences in an immersive environment to challenge training, skill, experience, and the attention to detail required for a successful locate.

With the unprecedented opportunity to perform before a live audience of peers and industry leaders, the Masters recognizes, rewards, and shines a                                                                      spotlight on the world’s best utility locating professionals!

Visit GlobalLocateMasters.com for details on qualifying and registering! Upgrades to include Global Excavation Safety Conference available!
Hosted by UTTO
-Sponsored by USIC




$255 • Tuesday

Ron Peterson, President, Ron Peterson Consulting, LLC

This workshop focuses on the required elements of a successful damage investigation. Setting the stage for a valid root cause investigation and following standard investigative procedures are vital to an effective analysis of a damage.  Topics covered include asset protection, revenue/loss recovery, ethics and other ingredients needed to perform accurate and timely root cause invesitgations.  Box lunch included.
Refreshments Sponsored by JNR/TCC




$395 • Monday

Bob Nighswonger, President, Utility Training Academy

This skills training workshop is a great introductory session for the novice locator and a valuable career-building tool designed to challenge even seasoned professionals on underground line locating.  This workshop begins with classroom training followed by hands-on instruction performed outdoors with a variety of conventional and unconventional equipment.  Training credits available.  Box lunch included.
-Refreshments Sponsored by FlagShooter







$195 • Wednesday • Combining Electromagnetic Locators and GPR for a Complete Locate

Craig Reed, US National Sales Manager, Radiodetection

Meeting NULCA “competencies for the GPR Technician” curriculum, course objectives require user to demonstrate knowledge, skill, and an understanding of GPR use. Topics include GPR theory, factors affective target detection, how GPR complements traditional EM locating, application of Line Scan and Grid Scan, hands-on equipment setup and data collection, data interpretation, and case studies.


Visit DamagePreventionWeek.com to:

• Learn more about these events

• Register for an event

• Submit an abstract to participate as a speaker

• Learn about sponsorship opportunities

• Download the Damage Prevention Week logo and brand standards

• Become an endorsing organization

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