dp-PRO Spring 2017

Reader Response

Inactive Pipe Clarification I was reading the last issue of the Damage Prevention Professional and noticed a slight inconsistency with the current PHMSA interpretation of “inactive” pipe located on page 8. Please see adjacent for a brief clarification and link to the PHMSA Advisory. In short, I think this is an important topic for your …

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2017 CGA Excavation Safety Conference & Expo

Industry stakeholders joined forces March 14-16 in Orlando, Florida, at the luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek for the 2017 CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo. This annual event is dedicated to providing excellent educational content and networking opportunities to the underground utility industry. Delegates from multiple countries came together to share their ideas, solutions, and …

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The New Face of Nulca – New Name Reflects Broad Membership and Damage Prevention Focus

Careful observers may have noticed a subtle change in the way Nulca presents itself these days. Originally chartered as the National Utility Locating Contractors Association (NULCA), the organization has formally changed its identity to Nulca – Underground Utility Locating Professionals. Why does it matter? Or, as Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” In this case, …

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Live-Line Electrical Safety Exhibit: Birds, Squirrels, Balloons…and Hot Dogs

Life as we know it is possible because of electricity. It’s all around us. Sadly, hundreds of people in the United States are hurt or killed each year in electrical accidents. PPL Electric Utilities (PPL EU) has taken on the responsibility and  commitment to help prevent those accidents and help keep people safe. To promote …

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Executive VP by Day, “Lord of the Dance” by Night

MANY PEOPLE IN OUR INDUSTRY ARE VERY INVOLVED IN CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF WORK. THIS “GIVING BACK” DEPARTMENT PAYS TRIBUTE TO THOSE PEOPLE AND SPOT LIGHTS THE ORGANIZATIONS THEY ARE INVOLVED WITH. You didn’t know that about Steve Allen, Executive Vice President of Budco, Inc., did you? Well, it’s only a slight exaggeration. Last fall, …

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Ask the DP PRO

Damage Prevention Professional invites you to send us your questions about excavation safety and damage prevention, and we will have them answered by a professional working in an appropriate area of the industry . Send your questions to: Ask The DP Pro, Damage Prevention Professional, 10740 LyndaleAvenue South, Suite 15W, Bloomington, MN 55420 or email …

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PHMSA Makes Operator Guides Available

Small Natural Gas Operator Guides covering Operations and Operator Qualification that were revised during the DOT contract with the American Public Gas Association, Security and Integration Foundation (APGA SIF) are now available and posted at phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/tq/manuals. Other tools and manuals that were developed during the DOT contract with APGA SIF are also available at little …

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