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The Excavation Safety Alliance Podcast invites leaders in damage prevention to sit down and tell stories, highlight new technology, and share their passion for safety.

Excavation Safety Alliance (ESA) Podcast Infrastructure Resources

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The Excavation Safety Alliance Podcast invites leaders in damage prevention to sit down and tell stories, highlight new technology, and share their passion for safety.

    ESA Town Hall: What are the most successful ways to investigate a damage and defend yourself?

    ESA Town Hall: What are the most successful ways to investigate a damage and defend yourself?

    Everyone’s goal is to avoid hitting a cable or a pipeline during excavation. Unfortunately, damages still occur for a wide variety of reasons. When there is a damage someone has to pay the repair and related costs. This can range from several thousand to seven figures. A thorough, timely investigation is the best way to defend yourself. Moderator: Jim Proszek, Attorney, Hall Estill

    • 1 hr 11 min
    What role can Utility Coordinating Councils play in damage prevention and excavation safety?

    What role can Utility Coordinating Councils play in damage prevention and excavation safety?

    Moderator Ann Rushing, Education Manager, NC811 Panel Members Marty Mead, Director of Damage Prevention, CO811 Chris Stermer, WGI – FUCC Chair Becky Kinsey, Liaison Manager, Georgia 811

    • 1 hr 7 min
    ESA Town Hall: What are the best practices for preventing damage to electric cables above and below ground?

    ESA Town Hall: What are the best practices for preventing damage to electric cables above and below ground?

    Hitting an electric cable when digging or working near overhead cables can be fatal. The big push to move electric cables underground along with increased spending on infrastructure highlight the need for a focus on safety and preventing damage. In addition, we will talk about damage prevention ideas when dealing with natural disasters and protecting wind energy lines. We will be looking for ideas on things that have worked in the past and ideas on how to improve safety in the future. Moderator Mike Sullivan, Utility Safety Partners Panelists Kelley Heinz, ComEd Glen "Cookie" Cook, Energy Queensland Cliff Meidl, Safety Speaker-Spokesperson Sher Kirk, Utility Safety Partners

    • 1 hr 22 min
    ESA Town Hall: How do we get more women involved in damage prevention, excavation safety & construction?

    ESA Town Hall: How do we get more women involved in damage prevention, excavation safety & construction?

    Moderator: Ketha Molina, Texas811

    Panel members:


    Whitney Larson, Safety and Health Specialist/ DEI Advocate, Minger Construction Co., Inc.
    Kristina Mahler, Director of Marketing, Greiner Construction & Executive Director, CREW Collaborative
    Alejandra Vera, Manager, INSET, Rocher Ingenieria S.A. DE C.V.
    Whitney Price, Special Projects Coordinator, Infrastructure Resources
    Denise Elliott, Business Development, 3M
    Jose Espino, Vice President of Operations, Colorado 811
    Kesley Tweed, Executive Director, PAPA

    • 1 hr 12 min
    ESA Town Hall: Are you Prepared for the Infrastructure Bill Impacts on the Damage Prevention Industry?

    ESA Town Hall: Are you Prepared for the Infrastructure Bill Impacts on the Damage Prevention Industry?

    Every stakeholder group will be impacted by the construction projects included in the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill. This Town Hall will focus on the steps we can take to ensure we’re prepared for the significant projected increase in 811 ticket submission. Do you have the right number of people on staff? Do you have mature/established operational processes in place? Can your critical technology scale with the increases that are coming? Together, our goal is to ensure excavator safety and prevent an increase in damages. Moderator Jim Plasynski, KorTerra CRO, moderates a panel of industry stakeholders while bringing forward the thoughts and ideas from the Town Hall participants. Sharing ideas and early preparation are essential to meeting the demands of the Infrastructure Bill.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Top 3 Safety Issues Facing Locate Technicians

    Top 3 Safety Issues Facing Locate Technicians

    Ron Peterson, Executive Director of Nulca, talks about the top three issues that locate technicians face in the field.

    • 8 min

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