The Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) invites you to join the FREE Geographic Council meetings that take place across the province virtually to promote the message that “damage prevention is a shared responsibility”.

 

These meetings are to share underground infrastructure damage prevention best practices, exchange ideas and provide a forum to hear about local projects and regional issues.

 

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Agenda Topics:

 

New! Safe Excavation Training

There is a gap in knowledge on damage prevention and safe excavation practices around underground infrastructure. This new course helps to close that gap and allow ORCGA to train others in best practices, legislation, codes, and standards published by government agencies.

Doug Lapp, President and CEO, ORCGA

 

Cross Bore Awareness and Safety

Cross bore is a term used to describe an instance where a new, underground utility is installed directly through an existing utility. Identifying the location of sewer laterals and other utility lines reduces the danger of cross bores when during utility installation.

Scott Parker, Crossbore Safety Advisor, ENBRIDGE

 

Late Utility Locates

In response to the Late Locate situation in Ontario, the Ontario One Call Operating Committee has initiated the Locate Solutions Working Group.

This working group is using industry feedback to improve locate system processes and delivery, and to develop sustainable solutions to meet industry needs for 2022 and beyond.

Ruby Dhillon, VP of Infrastructure Advisory, Ernst and Young.

 

ORCGA Update

Doug Lapp, President and CEO, ORCGA

 

Ontario One Call 3.0

Ontario One Call has been making changes to help reduce damages and the pandemic has not stopped them.  Watch, listen and get a preview of all of the changes to the One Call system coming in 2022 and catch up on changes since 2020.

Jeff Hitchcock, Education & Training Program Manager, Ontario One Call

 

 

Date Time Click Here to Register

 

Tue Dec 7

 

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/27302392539269134
Wed Dec 8

 

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5536557136115575564
Thu Dec 9

 

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5652065230659992591
Tue Dec 14

 

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6938400376669561103
Wed Dec 15

 

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3597204442183901197
Thu Dec 16

 

8:00 – 11:00 a.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7256412124771272715

 

Who Should Attend:

The sessions are applicable to those serving the landscape contractors, fence and deck, landscape lighting, electric, engineering, excavator and contractor, oil and gas, GIS, locator, one call, public works, regulatory, telecommunications, trenchless, water and sewer industries, risk management operations, and others who protect the underground infrastructure and impact damage prevention.

 

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GC Co-Chairs

 

Thunder Bay

Doug Gale – Tbaytel

 

Sudbury

Barry Shoppoff – Enbridge

Kathryn Karn – GTel

 

London          

James Ferguson – Gtel

Chris Van Daele – Enbridge

 

Hamilton Niagara

Jeremy Sherman – Niagara Region

 

Kingston       

Mike Pritchard – Utilities Kingston

Jeff Hitchcock – Ontario One Call

 

Waterloo

Jason Myer – GTel

Derek Whiteman – Enbridge

 

Ottawa           

Alexandra Grant – City of Ottawa

Craig Wilson – TSSA

 

Sarnia

Ian Forster -Plains Midstream

Jay Moore -Enbridge Gas Distribution

 

Owen Sound 

Claire Halliday – Ottewell Enterprises

Tyson Rier – Huron Tractor

 

Chatham Windsor    

Eric Lalande – Aecon

Dan Foucault – TSSA

 

Toronto         

Gord Campbell – Aecon

Hesham Youssef – T2 Utility Engineering

 

Barrie

Nigel Potter – Supersucker

 

Oshawa         

Jamie Bradburn – T2 Utilities

Tony Harnett – Enbridge Gas Inc.