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Join us for the 2020 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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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. 

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The Events and Communication Committee has worked diligently to produce a great lineup of speakers for all delegates attending the 2020 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11-13, at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa.
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Over the course of 31 years working in construction, Michelle Brown has endured three co-workers' suicides. Her hard hat bears the name "Momma," recognition of her caring approach on the job. An RK hard hat sticker provides numbers for the company's employee assistance program, a suicide hotline and a crisis text line.



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Source: Between the Poles
Gas and hazardous pipeline operators are required to report all pipeline incidents to Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) including location, volume of product released, number of fatalities and injuries, costs and cause. Since 2005, pipeline operators have reported excavation damage as the cause of 1052 incidents, resulting in 48 fatalities, 195 injuries requiring hospitalization, and $481,736,551 of property damage.
Source: CrosstownTO (YouTube)
What does it take to construct a station under an existing, functioning station? Learn how we are underpinning Eglinton and Cedarvale Station to build the future Eglinton Crosstown LRT line.
Source: Daily Commercial News 
Ontario Minister of Infrastructure Laurie Scott has unveiled a $65-billion P3 project pipeline that
she says will be a significant driver of economic prosperity and job creation for the province,
particularly for the construction sector.

Source: Job Talks Construction
Larissa loves working outdoors in an environment that changes every day. She loved the knowledge she received in school and is now completing her apprecenticeship, learning even more on the job.
Source: On-Site Magazine
An overheated construction industry is among the big obstacles challenging planners responsible for delivering a four-line transit expansion program in Toronto over the next 10 years.
Source: Utility Products
Cloud-based, integrated software solutions are taking the complexity out of managing construction projects, allowing contractors to replace all paperwork and seamlessly automate and digitize their entire operations process.
Effective February 1st, 2020 Ontario One Call will remove the option for any communications via fax.

The Tolerance Zone is the official email newsletter of the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance. This newsletter designed to share Damage Prevention and Dig Safe info, ORCGA news, events, announcements and member-generated content.
ORCGA members can submit content for the next issue of The Tolerance Zone.
Contact Jennifer at or call 905.328.7063.
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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: January 22, 2020

Reporting and Evaluation Committee meeting: Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11, 2020

Best Practices Committee meeting: Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11, 2020

Contact Jennifer by email or call 905.328.7063.