*An initiative

Celebrate with us Virtually!

March 22 - 28, 2021

Due to the cancellation of the Global Excavation Safety Conference for COVID-19-related concerns, Damage Prevention Week is moving to a virtual environment. Please check back soon to learn how to register for one or more of these important industry events.

Monday, March 22
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 23
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thursday, March 25
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Organizations holding meetings during Damage Prevention Week

Tuesday, March 23
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshops

Utility Locating with GPR Course
Meeting NULCA “Competencies for the GPR Technician” curriculum, course objectives require user to demonstrate
knowledge, skill, and understanding in applying GPR safely and professionally to locate utilities. Topics include GPR
theory, factors affecting target detection, how GPR compliments traditional EM locating, application of Line Scan and
Grid Scans, data interpretation, and case studies.

Safe 4 Culture Changer Program: Improve Your Safety Culture through an Effective Safety Campaign
Most companies don’t have a lack of desire, dedication, or even funding to keep their employees safe, what they often
lack is a plan. This workshop addresses the ineffectiveness of “flavor of the day” safety effort that results in meager
results. Learn about an organized, planned, and proven method of improving your company’s safety culture.

Utility Locator Skills Enhancement
This skills training workshop is a great introductory session for the novice locator and a valuable career- building tool
designed to challenge even seasoned professionals on underground line locating. This workshop begins with classroom
training followed by instruction on a variety of conventional and unconventional equipment. (training credits available.)

Damage Investigation & Claims Resolution
This workshop focuses on the required elements of a successful damage investigation. Setting the stage for a valid root
cause investigation and following standard investigative procedures are vital to an effective analysis of a damage.
Topics covered include asset protection, revenue / loss recovery, ethics and other ingredients needed to perform
accurate and timely root cause investigations.

Locating Theory Demystified!
This workshop explores the principles of locating, the role locating plays in safe excavation, and includes hands-on use
of equipment. Several locate equipment manufacturers will provide equipment and tips on how to get an accurate locate,
including using ground penetrating radar (GPR).

Organizations Endorsing Damage Prevention Week

To be recognized as an endorsing organization,