dp-PRO Spring 2018

Leveraging Damage Prevention Awareness with the Grey Cup

Demographics are a promotional campaign’s key ingredient, and identifying and reaching your target audience is critical. When done correctly, it can be the tipping point between meeting your objective and missing it altogether. The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has a solid history of leveraging sports, such as NASCAR, hunting, fishing, horse racing and baseball to  …

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No Borders

Proving that excavation safety and utility damage prevention should have no borders, Texas811 and New Mexico 811, in conjunction with the West Texas Damage Prevention Council (a CGA regional partner), recently drew attendees from Texas, New Mexico, and the Mexican state of Chihuahua to witness a live pipeline rupture & emergency response demonstration in El …

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Dear Industry Professionals:

Damage prevention is a shared responsibility, and here at Damage Prevention Professional, we are passionate about saving lives and protecting our buried infrastructure. Our publication is filled with a broad range of relevant and thought provoking articles and features written by industry professionals that address the needs and issues of all stake holders. Each issue …

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Children’s Museum Dig Pit Serves as 811 Teaching Tool

An interactive exhibit can “plant the seed” for damage prevention with children of all ages.  Nebraska811 is helping to teach kids about safe digging with their co-sponsorship of a hands-on dig pit at the Omaha Children’s Museum. Nebraska811 and several local utility companies have worked with the museum to produce a highly interactive tree planting …

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On the Road to Damage Prevention: The 811 Car and 811 Bike

The One Call Concepts , Inc . (OCC) 811 Car and 811 Bike are two damage prevention icons that travel the country to promote the importance of digging safely. Both vehicles have been designed and built by Paul Teutul, Jr. of “American Chopper” fame. In 2011, OCC commissioned Paul Jr. to design a custom motorcycle. …

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CGA Annual Meeting to Launch Another Big Year for Damage Prevention

Common Ground Alliance (CGA) is thrilled that an expected 1,000 damage prevention stakeholders are joining us for the annual CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center, March 6-8. Many of you may be reading this article right here in Phoenix, and if that’s the case, we welcome you to an …

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The Damage Prevention Education Experience: Changing the Paradigm for Excavation Safety Education

Site plans ? Check. Contracts with subs? Check. One Call notification? Check. Adequate training and safety education for employees? Uhhhhhhhh…… In 2011, the Missouri Common Ground Alliance (MO CGA) identified the overwhelming need for damage prevention education and excavation safety training to help the state meet the organization’s mission of using best practices for damage …

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