dp-PRO 2017 Q1

Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 Hold Sold Out Conference

Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 hosted the fourth annual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference in November, welcoming nearly 500 damage prevention training professionals to the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana, for a sold out event. The Conference featured a keynote speech about reducing human error by Shane Bush and networking events that included …

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Federal One Call and Damage Prevention Law Pursued by CAMO

All 50 states have some type of One Call and damage prevention law, ordinance or regulation, but what about those areas outside of a state’s jurisdiction? Areas within United States boundaries where individual state rules do not apply, areas which are governed and controlled solely by federal agencies? These areas have no One Call or …

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PASA and NACAA Join Efforts to Promote Safe Digging

There are more than 2.2 million farms in America, feeding more than 400 million people worldwide. Our nation’s farmers helped transform life here in the U.S. and around the world. The farming  evolution that began in the 1800s transformed life in America and is the foundation that has allowed the United States to develop the …

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PHMSA Continues to Strengthen Pipeline Damage Prevention Rules

In April 2015, a local California public works department attempts to widen a freeway access road with heavy digging equipment. In the process, workers damage a high pressure transmission pipeline, causing the release and ignition of natural gas, killing one individual and injuring 11 others. In February 2013, a third-party contractor installing a cable television …

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Dogs: Man’s Best Friend with Superhero Power of Smell

Dogs’ superior olfactory capabilities register in the parts per billion vs. parts per million of modern day technology. This amazing capability is bringing them back to the oil and gas industry where, in years past, their success rate in leak detection has been as high as 99%. Combining the technology of mapping with the dogs’ …

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