Together in Safety,
Stronger in Collaboration

ACTS (Aligning Change to Succeed) formerly ESA (Excavation Safety Alliance) believes excavation safety and damage prevention solutions are possible only when everyone at the table is recognized as an important piece of the puzzle. Our mission is to provide the platform to help damage prevention professionals create and implement effective solutions based on mutual trust and respect for one another.

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Creation of a Damage Prevention Professional designation/certification program help reduce damages?

Many professions require certification to be qualified to do the task. Once you are certified you need to meet some ongoing education requirements to stay current. Right now, there is no standard for a Damage Prevention Professional even though what they do may save lives and prevent major damages to cable & pipeline infrastructure. Alberta is changing all that by developing a certification program through Utility Safety Partners. This Town Hall will be focused on how this program can improve damage prevention, what should be included in the training, and how it can be rolled out globally. You voice needs to be heard. 

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Kentucky Damage Prevention Summit

Lexington, KY (June 25-27)

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ACTS Town Hall: Positive Response Codes - Contributing to Clarity or Confusion?

Positive response codes were designed to play a crucial role in clear and specific communication between the excavator and the utility (locator). Both excavators and locators alike have expressed displeasure with the codes not being specific enough. Is it time to revisit this issue? Have current positive response codes contributed to a lack of clarity in the excavator process>? Should there be universal codes that cross state lines to provide a greater clarity and confidence in the system? Should the process begin with asking excavators and locators to sit down together with the 811 centers to identify their specific concerns? 

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From Town Hall panelists, to Global ESC speakers, to Excavation Safety Magazine authors, Excavation Safety Alliance relies on unique perspectives like yours.