dp-PRO Summer 2020

Damage Prevention Week: March 22-28, 2021

Damage Prevention Week: March 22-28, 2021 THE 2021 GLOBAL Excavation Safety Conference Global ESC will mark the 18th annual assemblage of damage prevention and excavation safety professionals from around the world. In complement with the industry’s premier damage prevention conference, we’re proud to announce Infrastructure Resources’ newest initiative: Damage Prevention Week™. Taking place March 22-28, …

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Global Perspective – Digital Skills in Construction

LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES and the pneumatic nail gun are arguably the biggest changes the construction industry has seen in living memory. These technologies helped tradespeople do what they do a little faster and a little more easily. Innovative for sure, but hardly revolutionary. Then consider our training model – the apprenticeship system. At its core, it …

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MISS DIG, Michigan’s One Call Notification Center, Develops a New Marine Ticket Platform.

The State of Michigan is a unique place, with vast waterways that are used for many purposes. From tourism to recreation, transportation to industry, our waterways serve a multitude of functions by keeping the economy flowing, tourists visiting, and wildlife flourishing. Michiganders are never more than six miles from some sort of body of water …

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Association Spotlight – Florida Utility Coordinating Committee

THE FLORIDA UTILITY Coordinating Committee (FUCC) was established in 1932 as a confederation of all public and private utilities, transportation engineers, utility coordinators, contractors, state, city and county agencies. Our mission is “to improve the safety and efficiency of operation, maintenance, and construction of utility and transportation infrastructure through coordination, communication, education, and facilitating cooperative …

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Giving Back – Laurie Mariner: Mayo Clinic Hospice Volunteer

  LAURIE MARINER drove past a sign for hospice care during her lunch break. That’s all it took. She called Mayo Clinic Hospice later that day to ask about volunteer requirements. That simple choice, the decision to act, transformed a routine drive into an extraordinary opportunity to be a positive force in the community. Hospice care …

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Closing Gaps in Damage Prevention with New Best Practices and First-Ever Online Training. Coastal and Marine Operators (CAMO) Focuses on Marine Damage Prevention.

The United States has a wealth of natural resources; everything from habitat to petroleum reserves is unequalled. Many U.S. citizens work in fishing, marine, waterways and energy-related industries. Pipelines safely convey an array of liquids and gases within, and well beyond, our coastlines. Dredging and many other types of marine construction and excavation activities occur …

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ORCGA 2019 DIRT Report

Preserving Ontario’s Infrastructure is the mission of the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance. Vast networks of conduits and cables lie underground, delivering products and services to Ontario communities: telecommunication and electrical cables, gas conduits, sewers, water lines, drainage systems, oil pipelines, etc. Many of these underground infrastructures are buried not far from the ground’s surface, …

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Working Safe and Staying Healthy.

Cliff Meidl will be moderating the Electrical Safety Summit at the 2021 Global Excavation Safety Conference. I am excited to partner once again with Infrastructure Resources and the Global Excavation Safety Conference to continue promoting the important message of safe digging across the damage prevention industry. Our number one priority, digging and working safe, requires …

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