The Government of Canada and the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) are developing a new pilot project aimed at preventing damage to underground infrastructure.
This chat illustrates a ditribution by geographic area comparing the number of events in 2017 where Ontario One Call was notified for a locate request versus not being notified for a locate request.
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 is now accepting papers for the 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, February 13-15, 2019, Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2018.
In this article, Jessica talks about The Digital Map Owners Group and its responsibility for map generation, implementation and the maintenance of surface and underground utility map features, as well as other infrastructure.
Effective August 2018, Ontario One Call is the removing the least used Priority levels: Priority Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4. Any requests with a work to begin date of less than 5 days, which would have fallen within any of these levels, will remain as a “Standard” priority level.
For a chart on what is changing, please visit ON1Call.com
Jim will be leading a gorup of like minded individuals whose sole responsibility is Damage Prevention through Utility Infrastructure Awareness education and training. Jim will also play a key role with our damage investigation team - ensuring accuracy, compliance and standardization.
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Hydrovacs were developed in a number of different applications simultaneously – ranging from the oil and gas industry, where they were intended to work off-road and usually on leased roads, to the mining and utility markets. Weight was not a factor, but the ability to maximize load was.
For many in Sudbury last year, the road construction season seemed never ending, and the Director of Engineering Services says it certainly was unusually busy.
Mark Frayne says last year was the largest construction year in the city's history.
Below is a link to the ORCGA’s inaugural annual report for the 2017 year. In addition to providing the ORCGA 2017 audited financial statements and analysis, the report contains Board of Directors and Management discussion on the strategic direction, performance and future priorities for the Alliance.
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: 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.