ORCGA hosting free dig safe workshops

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) is bringing together industry experts throughout March for a series of Dig Safe Workshops to protect underground infrastructure. Registration for all workshops is free.

Dig Safe workshops will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on March 8, 10, 15, 17, 29 and 31 and participants can participate for all or part of each session.

Damage prevention topics:

  • Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) – Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development – Excavation Safety and Regulatory Compliance
  • Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) – Who is Responsible for Obtaining a Valid Locate?
  • Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) – On-site and Excess Soil Management Regulation
  • Electrical Safety Association (ESA) – Powerline Safety – STOP LOOK LIVE
  • Ontario One Call (OOC) – Introduction to Ontario One Call
  • Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) – Subsurface Utility Engineering and its Return on Investment
  • Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) – Association Training Initiatives and Update

The same agenda will be repeated on all dates.

Sessions target excavators and contractors involved in oil and gas, water and sewer, telecom and trenchless industries, municipal and public works departments, One Call Center members/owners and operators, utility locate service providers, utility locate administrators, engineers, insurance claims and risk management operations, and others who protect the underground infrastructure and impact damage prevention.


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