Comprehensive damage legislation for preventing damage to federally regulated underground infrastructure does not exist in Canada.
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According to the DIRT Report, in 2017, facility events have seen an overall increase of 12 per cent over 2016. We will break out incidents to gain insight on where attention and efforts are to be made to reduce damages in the future.
296 golfers enjoyed the sun and the greens at The Club at Bond Head on June 26!
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We thank all of our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for your continued support of the ORCGA. See you on the greens in 2019!
The Locate Rodeo is a cornerstone event for the ORCGA; a chance for locators to display their skills in a competitive and friendly environment!
The introduction of the Excavator Challenge competition complements the Locate Rodeo with a skills competition from "the other side of the shovel."
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 Feb. 13-15, 2019, at the Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls.
Stay tuned for more details!
The Ear to the Ground recently sat down with Nectar Tampacopoulos, manager South Peel, water operations, and Edgar Tovilla, manager of wastewater operations for Peel, to talk about water and wastewater facilities.
We encourage those few municipalities that have yet to revise their standard DWGs to reflect the OCDCA's best practice of extending storm and sanitary laterals 1.5 meters beyond the lot line to do so at their earliest, since the construction industry believes fatalities in trenches can be avoided. We also believe infrastructure damage prevention begins with safety by design!
Subsurface utility engineering (SUE) and utility locating may appear to be similar, but each serves a different purpose. In reality, both may utilize electromagnetic (EM) locate equipment to identify the location of underground utilities, but the similarities generally end there.
Since 2002, ASCE 38 has been the standard for portraying existing utilities on documents and defining levels of quality and reliability for utility data. This workshop will discuss the history of this standard and upcoming changes in the soon-to-be-released update, application of the SUE on a large case study, owners' perspective on good utility data, and how the ASCE 38 standard relates to the Department of Transportation's SHRP2 utility solutions.
July 15 from 13:00-17:00
- Early-bird: $195 / Advance: $220 / On-site: $245
- 4 PDHs
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 and Events Committee Meetings: July 11, Sept. 12, Nov. 7
Reporting and Evaluation Committee Meeting: Sept. 19
Best Practices Committee: Sept. 26
Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.328.7063.