Scott Landes

Active in the Damage Prevention industry since 1982, Scott Landes is the CEO of both Rhino Marking & Protection Systems and Infrastructure Resources. Dedicated to reducing damages globally and recognized as an industry expert; Scott has been published in multiple publications and spoke in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Argentina and Turkey. With 10 patents on damage prevention products, Scott’s passion for excavation safety is instilled in everyone in both companies.
* Founded Rhino Marking & Protection Systems in 1990
* Founded the Damage Prevention Convention
* Founded Infrastructure Resources in 2003
* Founded the CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo
* Co-founded the Oceania Damage Prevention Conference
* Produces the Canadian CGA Damage Prevention Symposium
* Founder of the dp-PRO, formerly Damage Prevention Professional Magazine
* Created Locator Safety Awareness Week (LSAW)
* Created the 811 Runs and 811 Mudder public awareness events
* Created the annual Excavation Safety Guide (over 9 million published)
* Founded the Pipeline Ag Safety Alliance (PASA)
* CGA Education Committee Co-Chair 2013-2016
* Winner 2007 CGA Jim Barron Award

Scott has articles in the following magazines:
2010 Q1 Issue
2010 Q2 Issue
2010 Q3 Issue
2010 Q4 Issue
2011 Q1 Issue
2011 Q2 Issue
2011 Q3 Issue
2011 Q4 Issue
2012 Q1 Issue
2012 Q2 Issue
2012 Q3 Issue
2012 Q4 Issue
2013 Q1 Issue
2013 Q2 Issue
2013 Q3 Issue
2013 Q4 Issue
2014 Q1 Issue
2014 Q2 Issue
2014 Q3 Issue
2014 Q4 Issue
2015 Q1 Issue
2015 Q2 Issue
2015 Q3 Issue
2015 Q4 Issue
2016 Q1 Issue
2016 Q2 Issue
2016 Q3 Issue
2016 Q4 Issue
2017 Q1 Issue
2017 Q2 Issue
2017 Special Locate Issue
2017 Q3 Issue
2017 Q4 Issue
2017 Q5 Issue
2018 Q1 Issue
2018 Special Locate Issue
2018 Q2 Issue
2018 Special Australian Issue
2018 Q3 Issue
2018 Q4 Issue
2019 Q1 Issue
2019 Special Locate Issue
2019 Q2 Issue
2019 Q3 Issue
2019 Q4 Issue

Publisher’s Column – Overhead VS. Underground

Overhead VS. Underground The destruction to overhead distribution and transmission networks caused by natural disasters like hurricane Sandy and the wildfires in Australia have caused many electric utilities, governments and regulators to revisit the desire to move overhead power lines underground. Traditionally, the largest obstacle to doing this is the higher cost of installation and …

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Publisher’s Column -IDIG: International Damage Incident Group

IDIG: International Damage Incident Group The CGA’s Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) is a system for gathering data regarding damage and near-miss events from excavation activities related to buried facilities in the U.S. and Canada. The database identifies the characteristics, themes, and contributing factors leading to damages and near misses, and publishes them in an …

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