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The golf tournament is quickly approaching!!  Join us on June 26 at The Club at Bond Head, a course known for its tough wide open links style South course and the hilly parkland North course.

Find all tournament information on the ORCGA Events web page and register for the ORCGA golf tourney today! 

The ORCGA Locate Rodeo will take place August 16-17, at Georgian College in Barrie. Registration now open! 

 
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Oakville Enterprises Corporation
OEC's family of companies offer integrated utility infrastructure and risk management services including utility locates, damage prevention risk analysis, utility engineering design, LIDAR mapping, pole testing, GIS design and analysis. Follow the link to see how OEC is using innovation to bring value, reduce costs and protect your assets.
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Damage prevention management professionals and decision-makers from across Canada, including stakeholder groups such as telecommunications, oil and gas, municipalities, emergency management, electrical transmission, surveyors and federal regulators will be in attendance.



 

 

The ORCGA 2019 Damage Prevention Symposium will take place on February 13-15, 2019 at the Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls.

 

Stay tuned for more details!

 
  Top Story

 

Damages to underground infrastructure costs Canadians at least $1 billion every year.

 

Comprehensive damage legislation for preventing damage to federally regulated underground infrastructure does not exist in Canada.

 

YOU can make an impact on federal legislation right now!

 

Go to ICanDigSafe.ca and let your MP know that preventing damage to buried utilities is important to you.

 

#SupportS229   #DigSafe 

 
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Wessuc Inc.
Our keyhole coring process provides safe and quick access to underground utilities and enables localized excavation. We are equipped with hole plates that can safely cover the holes, allowing them to be immediately driven on. To compliment the coring service, Wessuc provides hydro-vac excavation services. Our combination wet/dry vac trucks break up soil using air/water while simultaneously excavating the slurry with a powerful vacuum. Wessuc is available for 24/7 emergency calls.
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  Ear to the Ground

Kathryn Karn, Locates Program Administrator for the City of Greater Sudbury, describes a typical work day managing the process that reduces the potential for serious harm to people, utilities, property and the environment.

 
   
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Stormy weather patterns pose unique safety challenges for outdoor workers. The most common dangers include slips, trips and falls. Strong winds can cause unsecured materials to be dislodged and scaffolding to lift. Wet and windy weather can also make driving more dangerous by reducing visibility. Here are some tips that will help you and your team work safely this Spring.

 

The Ontario Concrete & Drain Contractors Association would like to achieve uniformity throughout Ontario regarding the Extension of Sewer Laterals 1.5m beyond the property line in new subdivisions, by means of Municipal Standard Drawings.

 

Ontario is ensuring that local communities benefit from infrastructure before, during and after construction, helping to support economic growth and new job opportunities for people across the province.

 

The Dig Safe:  Construction Safety in the GTA event held recently by the City of Toronto and the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance brought together stakeholders to discuss ways to reduce underground infrastructure strikes and the damage that can result.

 
  About ORCGA

If you are looking to make contributions to the Damage Prevention industry through Best Practices, Reporting and Evaluation, or Events and Education, the ORCGA Committees are looking for your input!

Education & Events Committee Meetings: July 11, September 12, November 7

Reporting and Evaluation Committee Meeting: September 19

Best Practices Committee: September 26

Contact Jennifer at jennifer@orcga.com or 905.328.7063.