2014 Pennsylvania 811 Safety Days
Pennsylvania 811 Safety Days dates and locations
- Eastern PA--Thursday, May 8 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks, PA
- Central PA--Wednesday, June 18 at the York Expo Center, East & West Memorial Halls, 334 Carlisle Ave., York, PA
- Western PA--Wednesday, September 10 at the Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Blvd., Monroeville, PA
Attending a Safety Day
There is no cost to attend this high-quality conference and learn about underground excavation safety. Lunch will be offered to all attendees that pre-register, provided at no charge by event sponsors. Safety Days only happen once a year, so why not arrive early, and stay late? Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. Check-in at the Welcome Center to receive your name badge, meal ticket, program booklet and goodie bag. Pennsylvania 811 has designed an action-packed day with lots of things happening at the same time. Paying close attention to the agenda for the day will assure that you don't miss a presentation of your choice. The program booklet will indicate the time, location and description of each presentation and demonstration.
To pre-register for one of the conferences: Eastern PA | Central PA | Western PA
2014 Theme - "Working Together for a Safer Tomorrow"
Keynote speaker - Brad Livingston
Brad Livingston describes his reaction to being involved in back-to-back explosions as, "I remember walking, feeling happy, healthy and normal. Then I remember laying on my back fighting for my life." Some things you cannot take back, Brad couldn't change his decision to violate a safety procedure, nor could he undo a shortcut that cost his co-worker his life at a natural gas well site. Everything normal to Brad had been literally blown apart in a matter of seconds. Brad's presentation is extremely powerful. He won't take any shortcuts around the truth--he tells it like it is--skipping safety procedures is not worth the results.
Featuring Pennsylvania Region 13 Task Force
Don’t Be a Trench Rescue demonstration
Carefully orchestrated by the Pennsylvania Region 13 Task Force, also known as the Urban Search and Rescue Strike Team, who are recognized on national and statewide for tirelessly working to protect our communities. They are part of Pennsylvania's Regional Counterterrorism Task Force, and respond to All-Hazard emergencies, including Flight 93 in Somerset, Quecreek Mine, the Hepatitis A outbreak in Beaver County, and numerous natural disasters, and large events like the Pittsburgh G-20 summit.
Presenter - Eric Swartley, Director Damage Prevention, Safety & Regulatory Compliance, UGI Utilities, Inc.
This industry has always been challenged by cross bores where an existing underground utility or structure intersects a second utility resulting in a direct contact between the transactions of the utilities. When this occurs the integrity of the underground utility or structure can be compromised. In this session, Eric Swartley, will discuss new construction processes and procedures that have been developed to eliminate future cross bores. He will also cover the challenges associated with the legacy cross bores, legislative, regulatory and facility owner actions to date.
Presenters - OSHA
OSHA representatives will discuss the top four causes for Construction Safety Accidents which are electrical, falls, struck-by and trenching.
Presenter - Pennsylvania 811
Facility Owner Members: learn about the features of our website! See how Member Mapping works (reduce the number of tickets you receive), how to look up your tickets, and how to respond to tickets. Excavators: learn about placing notifications using a Web browser and looking up existing ticket information. An expert from our Member Services department will conduct these sessions.
Demonstrator - Pennsylvania 811
Indoor demonstrations for "Locating Tips" and "When the Shovel Meets the Dirt" will be conducted by our liaison team throughout the day.