Staff Report

Association Spotlight – Facility Notification Center Association

RECENTLY dp-PRO caught up with Bruce Campbell, CEO at MISS DIG 811, to learn about the development of the Facility Notification Center Association (FNCA) and what this exciting new association means to the future of damage prevention. dp-PRO: What exactly is FNCA bringing to the industry? Bruce: FNCA is the evolution in the industry from …

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Public Awareness – Industry Engages in Locator Safety Awareness Week!

THANK YOU LOCATORS! And thanks to all our industry partners who took the time to recognize these important industry professionals as we celebrated Locator Safety & Appreciation Week in April. Here is a sampling of posts and comments made during the week. Day 1 of #LSAW! Infrastructure Resources: It’s the first day of Locator Safety …

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Is 811 Broken? A Two-Part Virtual Networking Event Explores Issues and Best Practices

As part of the 2021 Global Excavation Safety Conference VIRTUAL, KorTerra’s Tom Hall, Vice President of Business Development, facilitated a lively and informative two-part roundtable discussion that addressed the question: Is 811 broken? This provocative inquiry inspired attendees from across industries to share damage prevention experiences, best practices, and ideas as well as ask questions …

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DPW Recap

  When COVID-19 Forced Damage Prevention Week Events Online, Event Producers, Presenters and Panelists all Worked together to bring this Important Education to a Virtual Environment Damage Prevention Week™ (DPW) is an annual week-long initiative designed to bring to light the industry’s efforts to prevent damage to both underground and overhead infrastructure and improve safety …

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Damage Prevention Hero – George Kemp

George Kemp Definitely not Someone Afraid of a Challenge HIRED BY METRONET TO DEVELOP A DAMAGE PREVENTION PROGRAM, GEORGE KEMP LIVED UP TO EXPECTATIONS. ACCORDING TO KRIS SMITH, GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR WITH METRONET, “GEORGE HAS HELPED TO MAKE METRONET A COMPANY THAT’S KNOWN FOR SAFE PRACTICES AND HAS HELPED METRONET WIN AWARDS TO THAT EFFECT.” …

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Did You Know a Locator Saved Your Life Last Week? Celebrating Locator Safety & Appreciation Week

LOCATOR SAFETY & APPRECIATION Week (LSAW) is April 19-25. This annual celebration brings to the forefront the need to recognize the important job locators do, thank them for their diligence and hard work, and provide them with tips and tools designed to help keep them safe on the job. Why should you care? Well, the …

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SPECIAL FOCUS – The Inaugural Global Locate Masters (GLM)

The Inaugural Global Locate Masters (GLM) is scheduled to take place during Damage Prevention Week at the 2022 Global Excavation Safety Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, March 1-3. The competition is designed to test the top locators in the world in a skills competition unlike any held before. Using UTTO virtual locate simulators, locators have the …

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