December 2017: The December 2017 edition features a member partnership to promote 811 at nationally televised NCAA basketball games and provides a member’s perspective on the value of volunteering for a CGA committee. This month’s edition also highlights member events held throughout the country to promote 811 and the safe digging process.
There were approximately 379,000 excavation damages in 2016 which cost the United States in excess of $1.5 billion. – DIRT Annual Report for 2016
Learn practical strategies for reducing damages by attending the
2018 CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo
Are you committed to preventing damages?
Join us for the largest event in the underground damage prevention industry.
82% of surveyed attendees believe the information obtained will help them implement change at work
Check out these networking opportunities for 2018:
Join the Weld County Damage Prevention Council for the 18th annual Damage Prevention Awareness Breakfast on February 7, 2018. Speakers will discuss the current state of safety culture and One Call legislation changes. RSVP by January 26, 2018. Various sponsorships are available, booth fees are $150 and include a 6-foot table and chairs, $500 for large equipment, such as vac truck.
Our sincere apologies…
As you may know, this coming Saturday is Veterans Day and all Federal Holidays that fall on a Saturday are observed on the Friday prior to the Saturday. All locate ticket requests received today, November 9th will be due by end of day on Tuesday, November 14th.
All locate ticket requests processed yesterday Wednesday, November 8th with a locate by date of Friday, November 10th should have been dated as a locate by date of Monday, November 13th.
We apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused. The issue has been resolved in our system and will not happen again.
For questions regarding this issue please contact 811 directly. Thank you for your patience in dealing with this matter.
Congratulations to the following nominees who were elected to be on the 2017/2018 Colorado 811 Board of Directors:
Electric Distribution: Brad Vitale, Xcel Energy
Cable Television: Frank Trujillo, Comcast
Electric Cooperative: Cody O’Neil, Holy Cross Energy
Communications: Thomas Sturmer, Century Link
Government: Gary Behlen, Town of Erie
Tier Two: Eddie Hernandez, Denver Water
Excavator Director: Toni Pascal, Pascal Construction Company
To contact any of the Colorado 811 Board of Directors, click here.
The CGA Data Reporting and Evaluation Committee (DREC) met to discuss changes to the 2018 DIRT Field Form. The purpose of the 2018 DIRT changes are to streamline, encourage more participation, respond to user community feedback, clarify questions and enhance analysis.
To view the detailed presentation of the 2018 changes and enhancements, click here.
Click here to learn more about Colorado DIRT.
NUCA Member $175; NonMember $200
NUCA of Colorado is offering the OSHA 10 Hour Training designed for all employees involved in construction work, including job foremen, superintendents, engineers and any personnel involved in underground projects.
According to OSHA 20 CFR 1026.21(b)(2), “The employer shall instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury.” The OSHA 10 Hour Outreach Program provides the desired general safety training for construction workers to help facilitate this requirement.
OSHA 10 Hour Training Topics: Introduction to OSHA, OSHA Focus Four Hazards, Fall Protection, Electrical, Struck by (falling objects, trucks, cranes), Caught in/between (trench hazards, equipment), PPE and Lifesaving Equipment, Health Hazards in Construction, Trench & Excavation, Permit Required Confined Space, Two Hours of Elective Topics (based upon class consensus)
Register Online below (if you register more than just 1 person, put the names of the other attendees in the comments section)
Or Register using the Class Flyer