8:30 AM
Competent Person Training – Ruben Mendez, National Trench Safety

8:30 AM
Utility Locator Training – Bob Nighswonger, Utility Training Academy

8:30 AM
Pipeline Damage Prevention Training – Ketha Molina, Texas811
(Space is limited to 25)

1:00 PM
Damage Investigation-
Roger Cox, ACTS Now, inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 Sessions/speakers are tentative, agenda will be updated as they are confirmed.

7:45 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks – John Sparks, Texas811

8:00 AM
Damage Prevention: It’s a Shared Responsibility – Chris Stovall, Texas811

9:00 AM
Damage Prevention – Survival of the Fittest – Texas811 Staff

9:00 AM
One Call Ticket Processing and Management – from Cradle to Grave – Panel Discussion – Part 1 –
Chris Stovall, Texas811

9:00 AM
Why www.safeexcavator.com?

10:00 AM
Social Media Campaigns Impact on Your Company –Christina  DeVincenzo, Atmos Energy and Kristy Penders, Texas Gas Services

10:00 AM
One Call Ticket Processing and Management – from Cradle to Grave – Continued – Part 2 – Chris Stovall, Texas811

10:00 AM
Texas811 Damage Prevention Initiatives for 2019 – John Sparks/Doug Meeks, Texas811

10:00 AM
Outdoor Demo – Vacuum Excavating – Vermeer Texas-Louisiana

11:00 AM
It’s app-tastic 50 apps in 50 minutes – James Spellos, Meeting U.

2:30 PM
Benefits of Class B Membership – James Lopez, City of San

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

2:30 PM
Your business will never be the same… New technologies for 2019 – James Spellos, Meeting U.

3:30 PM
Damages are choices with negative impact to your bottom line, culture and reputation – Sean Maxey, Beck Group

3:30 PM
Locating Underground Utilities – the challenge – Matt Manning, Vivax-Metrotech

3:30 PM
DPCs of Texas – Panel Discussion – Texas811 Staff

 

 

 

Sessions/speakers are tentative, agenda will be updated as they are confirmed.

9:00 AM
CGA Update with latest DIRT Report findings – Khrysanne Kerr, CGA 

10:00 AM
Damage Prevention and DigCheck for Excavators
Jeramy Comyford & Joey Scarbrough, USIC

10:00 AM
Severe Weather Impact on Damage Prevention – Molly Smith, CenterPoint Energy

10:00 AM
How a typical day at work can turn deadly – Timmy O’Brien, Entergy Electric

11:00 AM
Human Trafficking Awareness – Derrell Isenberg and Kerri Taylor both of Unbound now

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits of Class B Membership
Not required to be a member of Texas811? Attend this session and learn how membership in Texas811 saves your company both time and money.

 

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.

 

CGA Update with latest DIRT Report 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.

 

Damages are choices with negative impact to your bottomline, culture and reputation
Are damages just part of the excavation process or are they more related to the culture of the industry? Listen to this excavator’s story of significant reduction in damages and goal of eliminating them completely within his control.

 

Damage Prevention: It’s a Shared Responsibility
Texas811 is focused on the future of Damage Prevention. Chris Stovall will be discussing the map ahead that leads to zero damages.

 

Damage Prevention and DigCheck for Excavators
DigCheck is intended to give excavators the ability to access their One Call ticket information from the field by providing both high-level and detailed information for each ticket.

 

Damage Prevention – Survival of the Fittest
Technology does a lot for us. Contact centers provide specific information. But the truth is nothing will ever take the place of people working together and where the rubber meets the road, it is just us. Attend this session to help all of us get better.

 

DPCs of Texas Panel Discussion
This session is for anyone who wants to learn about new opportunities and/or ideas designed to extending your damage prevention outreach where you live and work.

 

How a typical day at work can turn deadly
Discussion on two recent actual events that resulted in workers not making it home that day. The events involved excavation and locating. Learn what to do, and what not to do, in order to avoid getting hurt or worse.

Human Trafficking Awareness
This session is designed to show just how rampant human trafficking has become in the United States. It will highlight the negative impact on our lives as well as touch on some signs to look out for while performing your daily duties.

 

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.

 

One Call Ticket Processing and Management – from Cradle to Grave – Panel Discussion
A panel discussion on best practices and process improvement ideas with representatives from One Call centers from gas, electric, communications, water/sewer, and the 811 center. Potential topics to be considered are; Criteria used for sending tickets directly to the field; criteria used to identify a critical ticket; staffing; info provided back to the excavator; criteria used to conflict a ticket; positive response; documentation required; checklists; ideas for efficiencies and ideas for improved safety.

 

One Call Ticket Processing and Management – from Cradle to Grave – Continued
Cradle to the grave discussion continues

 

Severe Weather Impact on Damage Prevention
Hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes have all impacted the CenterPoint Energy operating area.  The aftermath of these events requires emergency excavation as part of the restoration process.  Homeowners may also become more active as they dig new fence posts for fallen fences and other emergency excavation projects.  This presentation focuses on how to prevent further damage to underground utility infrastructure after severe weather strikes including the effective use of media to prevent damages.

 

Texas811 Damage Prevention Initiatives for 2019
Attend this session to review 2018 statistics and to learn about the damage prevention goals and initiatives for the Texas811 Damage Prevention team and how they expect to implement them in 2019.

 

It’s app-tastic 50 apps in 50 minutes
You thought you have all the apps you need? Perhaps, but as more and more mobile apps are developed, business professionals are finding new ways of saving time and increasing their productivity. Whether you’re looking for tools to help manage your social channels, connect and communicate with your team, supercharge your office, or looking for that needle in a haystack that will save you endless time, this session is sure to provide you that information. Attendees are encouraged to bring their mobile devices and share their favorite apps with their peers.

 

Why www.safeexcavator.com?
www.safeexcavator.com – This session will focus on what this group is doing currently to raise awareness and how people can participate.

 

Your business will never be the same… New technologies for 2019
An overview of augmented and virtual realities and other game changing tools to take your industry to the next level.

 

 

 

 

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