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Join us for the 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, February 13-15, at Sheraton on the Falls‎, Niagara Falls, ON.

Click the link below to check out the speakers!

 
The 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium sponsorship opportunities have been greatly enhanced for this year; there are many new opportunities!

Symposium sponsorship is your opportunity to:

• Increase visibility for your organization.
• Develop relationships with new prospects and strengthen ties with existing clients.
• Differentiate your products and services from your competitors.
• Increase sales and build your customer base.
• Demonstrate industry leadership to delegates and decision makers.
• Align your brand with professional development and technology sessions.

Questions about sponsorship? Please contact Vicki Husome:
952.428.7982 or; vicki@emailir.com
 
Powering Your Project with Innovation
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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Naylor Association Solutions
      
Weinmann Electric Ltd.
   
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Sarnia - Feb 21, 2019 - Holiday Inn / 1498 Venetian Blvd, Point Edward /
Windsor - Feb 22, 2019 - Fogolar Furlan Club of Windsor / 1800 North Service Rd, Windsor /
Owen Sound - Mar 5, 2019 - Grey County / 595 9th Ave E, Owen Sound /
London - Mar 6, 2019 - Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre / 591 Wellington Road, London /
Waterloo - Mar 7, 2019 - Holiday Inn Kitchener-Cambridge / 30 Fairway Rd S, Kitchener /
Burlington - Mar 12, 2019 - Holiday Inn Burlington / 3063 South Service Road, Burlington / 
Barrie - Mar 13, 2019 - Innisbrook Golf Club / 211 Lockhart Rd, Barrie /
Sudbury - Mar 14, 2019 - Travelodge Hotel / 1401 Paris Street, Sudbury /
Ottawa - Mar 20, 2019 - TBC            
Kingston - Mar 28/29, 2019 - The GC meeting will be held in conjunction with the Utilities Kingston safey days
Oshawa - Apr 3, 2019 - TBC
Toronto - Apr 4, 2019 - Alectra Utilities / 80 Addiscott Court, Markham /
Thunder Bay - TBC 
 
If you didn't receive an invitation for a GC and would like to attend, contact Ashleigh Fehr.
 
Turning Waste Into Value
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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  Education
  

The Damage Prevention Technician, DPT® program provides instruction on the fundamentals of locating based on locating processes employed by specific industries. Click here for the brochure. 

Click here for the DPT course schedule.

 

   
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  DIRT Reporting

An excavator makes a rash decision to perform a 30m bore shot without obtaining locates which results in an eight-inch natural gas line puncture. This incident was situated in a dense urban neighbourhood.   

 
  Ear to the Ground
Under Ontario Regulation 22/04, Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) will self-declare that they are in compliance with Section 10.
 
Section 10 of the Regulation defines the requirements for placing objects in proximity to overhead and underground distribution lines. When the Regulation came into effect over 10 years ago, the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) and the Technical Standard and Safety Authority (TSSA) produced two guidelines that deal with distribution line excavation: Proximity to Distribution Lines, and Guidelines for Excavation in the Vicinity of Utility Lines.
 
   
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  Member News

Winter weather brings complications for both locators and excavators. Toronto Hydro has outlined some of the common issues faced during winter, with advice on how to stay safe.

 
Source: Sonetics Corp
Communication is vital to not only getting the job done, but getting it done safely. Construction sites are loud places, and talking with coworkers isn’t easy. As a result, more companies are looking to wireless headsets to improve construction site safety and connect their crews.
 
Source: On-Site Magazine
Premier Doug Ford’s plans to take over Toronto’s subway system could begin to take shape this spring with the introduction of legislation that would start the complex process.
 

Source: North Ontario Business
Watay Power hooks up its first of 17 remote Indigenous communities to the provincial network.

 
 
Source: North Ontario Business
Northwestern Ontario hydro companies complete regional merger.
 

Effective March 2019, Ontario One Call will be moving any requests with more than a single civic to the web. Any requests that contain more than one civic, or have no civic associated will not be processed over the phone.

Click the link to find out what is changing, what doesn't change, and how you can prepare for the change.

 
  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.

Events and Communication Committee meeting: 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium

Reporting and Evaluation Committee meeting: 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium

Best Practices Committee meeting: 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium

Contact Jennifer by email or call 905.328.7063.