2024 ORCGA DAMAGE PREVENTION SYMPOSIUM
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Damage Prevention Technician Training (DPT100 and DPT200) provides instruction on the fundamentals of locating.
The DPT training is focused on a combination of in-class instruction (in-depth review of techniques used to locate all utility types, safety, locate requests and industry practices), field awareness
review and on-the-job competency assessment.
The Safe Excavation Training (SET) course sets the standard on damage prevention and safe excavation practices around underground infrastructure. It is the knowledge requirement for excavators in Ontario.
Excavators who successfully complete the training will be awarded the Safe Excavation Certificate, demonstrating they know best practices and proper procedures to minimize damage, ensure worker and public safety, and keep projects on time and on budget. They enhance their own and their company’s reputation as professionals dedicated to the health of the industry and the public.
Developed by the ORCGA in consultation with numerous subject matter experts and corporate training experts Flint Learning Solutions, this training is based on the latest research and resources on excavation best practices, legislation and standards. It provides instruction on the fundamentals of compliance, planning and design, notification service, locating and marking, and excavation.
The SET is an interactive four-hour technical/theory course.
The 2022 DIRT Report is available for download.
Ottawa City Council's transportation committee has recommended a massive $454.8 million allocation to improve roads, bridges, sidewalks, pathways, bike lanes and more in 2024.
The draft 2024 budget will see the city invest a significant amount of money to repair and replace existing infrastructure, as well as to build new roads and pathways where needed.
Ontario One Call and the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery have been working together to improve the process of facilitating timely locates as Ontario safely builds the province's infrastructure faster.
In 2023, multiple consultations were held with stakeholders. The feedback received informed the regulatory proposal that was recently available for feedback. Today, the ministry published the Building Infrastructure Safely Act, 2023, a new legislative proposal, introducing additional changes to enhance the locate process and support the transformation of Ontario One Call.
The legislative proposal includes the following changes: CLICK HERE
Starting January 1, 2024, IHSA's updated Electrical Utiltiy Safety Rules (EUSR) book will include several significant changes. Become familiar with the new safety requirements for the electrical and utilities industry before they come into effect by reading the flyer linked below.
Since 1914, the EUSR book has been the foundation of health and safety education in the electrical and utilities industry by using the knowledge and experience of industry experts to help workers and employers identify, eliminate, and control hazards. The new edition was revised with the key input and dedicated efforts of representatives from IHSA and Hydro One Inc.
To learn about the upcoming changes or to download the flyer, CLICK HERE