Attendees must be registered for these specific Workshops to attend.

8:30 AM
Competent Person Training – TrenchSafety


8:30 AM

Utility Locator Training – Bob Nighswonger, Utility Training Academy


1:00 PM

Damage Investigation Training – Roger Cox, ACTS Now Inc.

 

Tentative Sessions – will be updated as speakers/titles are confirmed

 

8:00 AM
CGA Update and latest DIRT Report & Research findings –Erika Lee, CGA

9:00 AM
Tennessee 811 Update & Annual Meeting – Bill Turner, Tennessee 811

11:00 AM
Worker Safety means digging safe – 
Cliff Meidl, Cliff Meidl Enterprises, LLC

1:30 PM
Utilizing HDD for maximum profit and minimum damages

1:30 PM
Let’s get social—Meghan Wade, Georgia 811

2:30 PM
Enforcement Panel–Facilitator: Craig Ingram, Tennessee 811

2:30 PM
Cross Bores – Awareness and prevention – Mac Foote, Mears Group

3:30 PM
Damage Reporting for TN – Craig Ingram, Tennessee 811

3:30 PM
Impact of the Sun Prairie incident – a local perspective­­—Bennet Zweifel,  Diggers Hotline, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tentative Sessions – will be updated as speakers/titles are confirmed

 

8:00 AM
Legislative discussion about what is working and what needs changed

9:00 AM
TOSHA – What you need to know – Steve Hawkins, TOSHA

9:00 AM
PHMSA Damage Prevention Overview and Update – Arthur Buff, PHMSA

10:00 AM
Promoting Outreach Partnerships – Tennessee 811 Liaisons

10:00 AM
Locating Underground Utilities – the challenge – Matt Manning, Vivax-Metrotech

11:00 AM
Tennessee Damage Prevention Summit and beyond – Craig Ingram, Tennessee 811 & Roger Cox, ACTS Now

 

 

Session Descriptions coming soon!

 

CGA Update and latest DIRT Report & Research findings
Learn how key CGA damage prevention initiatives assist stakeholders in keeping America safe and connected.  Khrysanne will also give an overview of the latest D.I.R.T. report. Erika will also provide an overview of DIRT and recent CGA research findings.

Cross Bores – Awareness and prevention
This session will discuss the hazards associated with cross bores, the process for preventing them as well as the challenges in finding and eliminating them.

Damage Reporting for TN

Enforcement Panel

Impact of the Sun Prairie incident
This is not a review of what happened and where fingers could be pointed.  Instead it is a look at the overall impact this incident had and continues to have.  Its influence is still being felt due to the people, location, coverage, and work environment involved.

Legislative discussion about what is working and what needs changed

Let’s get Social

Locating Underground Utilities – the challenge
Locating is more art than science?  There’s definitely an art to it, but science is what the pendulum of art  is attached to.  Attend this session to learn the basics and beyond of locating underground facilities.

PHMSA Damage Prevention Overview and Update
Excavation damage is a leading cause of pipeline incidents. While a smaller portion of all pipeline incidents is attributed to excavation damage, a larger portion of serious pipeline incidents are attributed to excavation damage. PHMSA’s intent is to encourage states to establish adequate excavation damage prevention law enforcement programs.

Promoting Outreach Partnerships

Tennessee 811 Update & Annual Meeting
This session is TN811’s annual meeting and includes a general overview of programs for 2018. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this session.

Tennessee Damage Prevention Summit and beyond

TOSHA – What you need to know

Utilizing HDD for maximum profit and minimum damages
Directional drilling is here to stay for the unforeseen future.  Attend this session to learn from a contractor whose company has seen the good, the bad and the ugly with HDD and is willing to share the lessons learned.

Worker Safety means digging safe
After a construction accident that caused him to suffer severe electrical burns and the near loss of his legs at age 20, Cliff battled against all odds to recover. He then rose to become a two-time Olympian in the sport of kayaking. His fellow athletes elected him to receive the ultimate honor: bearing the flag and leading Team USA into the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremonies of Sydney 2000.

 

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