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The damage prevention industry gathered in Phoenix, AZ in early March to take part in Global Excavation Safety Conference 2022. Over the course of three incredible days, old friends reunited, new technology was showcased, and hundreds of hours of education was shared.



Locator Safety & Appreciation Week (LSAW)


April 24-30, 2022

Locator Safety & Appreciation Week celebrates the essential work of utility locate technicians around the world. Every year, during the last full week of April, LSAW provides an opportunity for all excavation interest groups to recognize and share an appreciation for a too-often underappreciated role in the excavation process.

Visit to download the full 2022 LSAW media kit and to share your company’s LSAW story.




Use the #LSAW hashtag to share your appreciation for utility locators on social media. Following the hashtag is also a great way to see how the rest of the industry is celebrating Locator Safety & Appreciation Week! Looking for more ideas? Visit and start building a plan for your company’s Locator Safety & Appreciation Week.



How would you like to see LSAW grow in the coming years? We’re looking for your ideas! Fill out the brief “The Future of LSAW” survey on to help build a better Locator Safety & Appreciation Week.

To answer click HERE

Spring Issue Results:

The Winter issue of dp-PRO featured a story on Underground Service Alert’s, an online training platform for California and Nevada. Would you prefer an online training option for your state?

A) Yes, (77%)

B) No, (23%)



The Cable Vine Facebook Group

The Cable Vine Facebook Group includes utility locators and damage prevention professionals with over eight thousand members. From the private group’s description:

“This group is for all locators. Just know that this group was created for the locator that is out there doing the dirty work. The locator whose office is the cab of a truck.

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