dp-PRO 2022 Fall

Increase Locators Profile: Hold a Local Global Locate Masters Qualifying Event

2022 saw the inception of Global Locate Masters (GLM), a new industry initiative created by Infrastructure Resources (IR) in conjunction with UTTO. The GLM is a competition to display locators’ skills and encourage continual learning. Historically, locators have competed thorough a Locate Rodeo, but Locate Rodeos have proven difficult to conduct, time consuming, and burdensome …

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A Damage Prevention View of the Infrastructure Bill: What we know so far and how to ready your Organization for its Impact

The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill, signed into law in November 2021, includes $550 billion in new federal investments for roads, bridges, water infrastructure, internet, and other selected major improvement projects. While some of the dollars included in the Bill are a reauthorization of previously agreed upon funding, the new portion of funding ($550 billion) represents …

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Meet Buxus™: Information the Way Emergency Responders Want (and Need) It

Firefighters across the United States are all-hazards responders. From medical calls to fires, firefighters respond to anything and everything 24/7. Some incident types are low-risk, high-frequency, like many medical calls. Other incidents are high-risk, low-frequency, like hazardous materials releases. Recognition prime decision making (RPDM) helps responders most of the time. This means that their experience …

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An Assessment of Societal Risk and the Cost of Saving Lives

During the period of 1994-2013, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration (PHMSA) collected data on natural gas pipeline accidents considered significant. The resulting fatalities from gas pipelines within the U.S. account for 363 lives lost. There have also been 1,392 injuries and more than $800 billion in property damages. In 2021, an assessment …

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ESA Town Hall Discussions (May, June, and July)

How can SUE and Accurate Maps Be Used to Reduce Both Damages and Costs? Moderator: Daniel Bigman, President, Bigman Geophysical Panelists: • Barbara Cederberg, COO, Gopher State One Call • Ron Peterson, Executive Director, NULCA • Brenda Reigle, Executive Director, NUCA of Pennsylvania • Lawrence Arcand, President, 4Sight Utility Engineers • Jim Anspach, Affiliate Assistant …

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The 2022 Pipeline Awareness & Safety Summit Focuses on the Role of Field Data

Moderator: Kesley Tweed – Executive Director, PAPA Panelists: Tina Beach – Representative, Government Relations Senior, CHS Chad Shannon – Business Development Manager, MEA Energy Association Ryan Martin – Public Awareness Administrator, Phillips 66 The annual Pipeline Safety & Awareness Summit, held at the Global Excavation Safety Conference, brings together major gas & oil voices to …

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