SAFETY AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR UNLOCATABLE FACILITIES UNLOCATABLE UNDERGROUND FACILITIES pose a significant risk to excavators and the communities in which they work. Any facility operator with plastic pipe, concrete, or dielectric cables understands the challenges these assets can pose over time. Tracer wire can break or corrode and “detectable” buried warning tape can have a short …
Chris Thome is a Damage Prevention Consultant for Rhino Marking and Protection Systems. Chris is an active member of the Common Ground Alliance where he serves as the co-chair of the Education Committee.
In his role at Rhino, Chris has worked countless hours in the field developing new technologies and applications to prevent damage to buried facilities. For Infrastructure Resources, Chris leads the Agricultural Outreach program and steers an Advisory Board of over 30 industry experts in developing better ways for the pipeline industry to communicate with stakeholders. He is an active member of the American Petroleum Institute’s Task Group 1162, rewriting the pipeline industry’s recommended practice for Public Awareness.
Chris is the founder of the Pipeline-Ag Safety Alliance, an industry group of over 20 pipeline operators with a mission to transform communications with the agricultural community. He has spoken at numerous state, regional, and national conferences, written articles for industry publications, and has been involved with dozens of Damage Prevention Councils.