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Join us for the 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11-13, at Chateau Laurier, Fairmont, Ottawa, Ontario.
 
This is a signature event for the ORCGA attracting over 265+ damage prevention management professionals and decision-makers from across Ontario, including stakeholder groups such as oil and gas, municipalities, telecommunications, emergency management, electrical transmission/distribution, engineers and provincial regulators.
 
Meet with colleagues to exchange industry information, focus on public awareness initiatives for damage prevention and expand stakeholder knowledge on provincial efforts to protect essential infrastructure.
 
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London 05 NOV 2019 - BMO Centre - Extra Large Room A / L295 Rectory Street, London

Burlington 06 NOV 2019
- City of Port Colborne - Training Room / 1 Killaly Street West, Port Colborne

Ottawa 13 NOV 2019 - Hydro Ottawa / 4565 Bank Street, Ottawa

Kingston 14 NOV 2019
- Utilities Kingston - Utilities Kingston Meeting Room / 85 Lappan's Lane, Kingston

Oshawa 21 NOV 2019 - City of Oshawa P.W - Upstairs Room /199 Wentworth Street East, Oshawa

Waterloo 26 NOV 2019 - The Pines / 115 Fountain Street, Cambridge 


Toronto 29 NOV 2019
- Enbridge Gas Inc.-Technology & Operations Centre - Blue Flame Room / 101 Honda Blvd, Markham


Thunder Bay 02 DEC 2019
- Thunder Bay & District Protective & Emergency Services Training Centre / 750 Hammond Ave, Thunder Bay

If you didn't receive an invitation for a GC and would like to attend, contact Ashleigh Fehr: ashleigh@orcga.com

 
You are invited to demonstrate your company's innovations and expertise in front of the damage prevention and buried infrastructure industries at our upcoming symposium.
 
The deadline for submissions is December 13, 2019.
 
Guidelines for full paper submissions can be found at orcga.com/events
 
   
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Ear to the Ground

Homeowners in a just-built property development expect that the first time they turn the key in their new front door and touch a light switch, that the lights will come on. They don't realize that this doesn't happen by itself - and they may also not be aware of all the things that could stand in the way.
 
Member News
In the latest issue of dp-PRO, the article by Breanne O’Reilly and Carly McConachie looks at the data in the industry and how the economic downturn affected hiring practices and the image perception.
 
  
If you’re experiencing late locates that are impacting your ability to start or complete your excavation project, please follow the directions in the late locate protocol to help avoid excessive delays.

   





Source: Brampton.ca
In continuing to build a future-ready organization, Brampton has adopted the Certificate of Recognition (CORTM) program as part of its construction contract management and construction tendering process. This is a reaffirmation of the City’s ongoing commitment to health and safety for contractors, employees and residents. 
 
Source:  Canadian Infrastructure 
The 2019 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card—produced by FCM and seven partner organizations—examines the state of Canada’s public infrastructure. Among the key findings: The 2019 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card—produced by FCM and seven partner organizations—examines the state of Canada’s public infrastructure. Among the key findings:
 
• Nearly 40 percent of roads and bridges are in fair, poor or very poor condition, with roughly 80 percent being more than 20 years old.
• Between 30 and 35 percent of recreational and cultural facilities are in fair, poor or very poor condition. In some categories (such as pools, libraries and community centres), more than 60 percent are at least 20 years old.
• 30 percent of water infrastructure (such as watermains and sewers) are in fair, poor or very poor condition.
 
   
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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.

DIRT Reporting
The Canadian CGA released the 2018 DIRT Report during its annual National Damage Prevention Symposium. This report details contributing factors leading to damages in Canada as reported via the DIRT system.
 
Acoording to the National DIRT Report, there were 11,693 damages reported via DIRT for Canada; on average 47 reported damages per work day (assuming 254 work days per year).
 

Source: Job Talks Construction
Brandon started his career in construction as a Labourer. He then became a Bulldozer Operator and was later promoted to an Excavator Operator. He got to be the "tip of the spear" by helping and learning from his co-workers.
 

Source: Ministry of the Attorney General
Effective today, new processes and amendments to the Construction Act come into play. The Ministry of the Attorney General provides an overview of changes to the Act.
 
  
The CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo is the premiere international event dedicated to providing educational content and resources to help protect buried assets. Don’t miss your chance to take part in the event and take home information to help your business.

   





  
The CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo is the premiere international event dedicated to providing educational content and resources to help protect buried assets. Make a difference in the industry by connecting with those who can effect change.

   





Effective February 1st, 2020 Ontario One Call will remove the option for any communications via fax.
 
About ORCGA


If you are looking to make contributions to the damage prevention industry through best practices, reporting and evaluation, or events and communication, the ORCGA committees are looking for your input.

Events and Communication Committee meeting: TBC

Reporting and Evaluation Committee meeting: TBC

Best Practices Committee meeting: November 7, 2019

Contact Jennifer by email or call 905.328.7063.