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CONFERENCE DAY SESSIONS

Accident, Investigation, Reporting, Prevention

The purpose of the accident investigation is to determine the direct cause of the incident and to prevent similar occurrences by documenting facts, providing cost data, and reinforcing the joint labor-management commitment to safety in the workplace. Identifying the casual or contributing factors in a workplace accident provides the opportunity for these facts to be evaluated in order that corrective actions may be taken. Presented by Labor and Industry

 

Complex Project Pre-Construction Meetings

This session will be an actual demonstration on how to conduct an effective pre-construction meeting. Learn how to utilize Coordinate PA (CPA) to create notes from the meeting and to document the agreed-upon locate schedule for your complex project. In addition, you will learn the requirements of all stakeholders involved in the Complex Project process. Presented by Pennsylvania 811

 

Curves on Local Roads: Issues and Safety Tools

Curve safety and the application of horizontal alignment signs for curved segments of local roads. Based upon national and state standards; sign placement and installation criteria. Presented by PennDOT, LTAP

 

Designer Requirements & Coordinate PA

This session teaches all stakeholders about the Design process of a Complex Project for underground excavation. Learn about the requirements Designers have in the One Call law. Plus, this session will also teach you how a Designer gets the Complex Project from the Project Owner via Coordinate PA (CPA) and learn how to create a preliminary and final Design Notification through CPA. Learn how a Designer transfers the Complex Project to the Excavator via CPA. Presented by Pennsylvania 811

 

Excavator Obligations

New law, new rules. The law changed in 2017. Cross-check to see if you’ve implemented all of the changes into your work flow. Presented by Pennsylvania 811

 

Excavator Requirements & Complex Project in Coordinate PA

This session highlights the requirements Excavators have with a Complex Project. This session provides an in-depth presentation about complex project notification tickets: what they are, how an excavator creates one, how a facility owner responds to one, and the obligations to meet about a complex project and the complex project tickets. Also, learn how to request a Complex Project notification for the pre-construction meeting with underground facility owners to plan the locate schedule for your Complex Project. Presented by Pennsylvania 811

 

Four Components of a Correct Mark!

Do you know what the National Guidelines are for Operator Facility Field Delineation? If not, now is your chance to learn how to implement these safety procedures into your daily work. Presented by Pennsylvania 811

 

Get it from the Source

Do you know what online tools are available for your use? It’s all free products to help you work smarter and faster. Presented by Pennsylvania 811

 

Live Line Electrical Demo

Structured to help educate anyone working near overhead electric lines and to show the hazards associated with high voltage electric lines. Presented by PPL Electric, Duquesne Light

 

Locator Obligations

Learn components of a correct mark, how to respond to a ticket and the re-notify rule. Presented by Pennsylvania 811

 

Managing Utility Cuts

One of the most aggravating occurrences undermining the structural stability of a newly reconstructed or resurfaced road is the utility repair cut. Learn the management of roadway excavations by contractors and utilities through local ordinances, permits, fees, specifications and inspection. Presented by PennDOT, LTAP

 

Project Owner Requirements & Coordinate PA

This session teaches all stakeholders about the beginning process of a Complex Project for underground excavation. Learn about the requirements Project Owners have in the One Call law. In addition, this session will teach you how a Project Owner enters a project in Pennsylvania 811’s Coordinate PA (CPA) application. CPA, the next generation of utility coordination, is an application that gives Project Owners the ability to coordinate their underground excavation projects with other project owners, designers, excavators and facility owners. The goal is to help maximize the benefits of shared costs and much more; combines with the ongoing efforts to prevent damage to underground utilities. CPA also enables users to add and/or import existing projects, coordinate opportunities with others who want to collaborate, share project communications with designated contacts, and notify facility owners at any stage of a project. Presented by Pennsylvania 811

 

Ten Questions to Ask When Bidding

Too many excavators are unaware of what an excavation job entails unless a project owner hires a designer to provide design plans for the excavation project and utilizes the appropriate level of Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) for the job. Presented by Public Utility Commission

 

Tolerance Zone

What determines a Tolerance Zone and how do you exercise reasonable care for the protection of any underground facility in or near your excavation area. Presented by Pennsylvania 811

 

Trenching and Excavation Safety

Cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are much more likely than other excavation related accidents to result in worker fatalities. Protective systems, access and egress, competent person and general trenching and excavation rules will be covered. Presented by OSHA