The Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance is bringing together industry experts in March for a series of free Dig Safe Workshops.

The half-hour long sessions will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, March 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25. The sessions allow attendees to bounce in and out, to stay for as long as needed, and, attend on different days, to meet individual schedule and needs.

Presenters and session topics are as follows:

›› Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTS) – Excavation Safety and Regulatory Compliance

›› Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) – What Happens When There is a Conflict?

›› Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) – Excess Soil Regulation

›› Electrical Safety Association (ESA) – Powerline Safety – STOP LOOK LIVE

›› Ontario One Call (OOC) – Digging Safe with Ontario One Call

›› Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) – A Greener Future with Trenchless Technologies

›› The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) – What is the Health and Safety Excellence Program?

›› Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) – Update on the new Safe Excavation Training Program,

The Damage Prevention Technician Program, The DIRT Report and excavation damage statistics, and an events recap

 

Registration Link

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Tue, Mar 9

 

Click Here to Register

 

ORCGA

 

ESA

 

MoL

 

OOC

 

IHSA

 

TSSA

 

CATT

 

MECP

 

Thu, Mar 11

 

Click Here to Register

 

MoL

 

MECP

 

ESA

 

CATT

 

OOC

 

IHSA

 

ORCGA

 

TSSA

 

Tue, Mar 16

 

Click Here to Register

 

CATT

 

MoL

 

TSSA

 

ESA

 

MECP

 

OOC

 

IHSA

 

ORCGA

 

Thu, Mar 18

 

Click Here to Register

 

MECP

 

CATT

 

MoL

 

ORCGA

 

ESA

 

TSSA

 

OOC

 

IHSA

 

Tue, Mar 23

 

Click Here to Register

 

IHSA

 

CATT

 

ORCGA

 

MoL

 

TSSA

 

ESA

 

MECP

 

OOC

 

Thu, Mar 25

 

Click Here to Register

 

MoL

 

IHSA

 

OOC

 

TSSA

 

ORCGA

 

MECP

 

ESA

 

CATT

Organization

Presentation

Title

Description

 

Speaker
Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Excavation Safety and Regulatory Compliance A presentation of enforcement trends in the construction industry of Ontario with specific focus on excavation activities including upcoming initiatives being implemented by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Matthew Neundorf

Provincial Specialist

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills

 

TSSA What Happens When There is a Conflict?

What do you do when your utility locate says one thing, but what you find in the ground is very different?  This session will describe how to tell the difference between a live gas service and an abandoned line and what to do.

 

Sat Virdi

John Todorovski

Mike Eeles

Kul Shan

TSSA

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Excess Soil Regulation

 

The ministry will provide an overview presentation of O. Reg. 406/19 (On-site and Excess Soil Regulation). Aspects related to infrastructure projects and liquid soil management will be discussed, among other key elements.

 

Sanjay Coelho

MECP

ORCGA

ORCGA Update

 

The ORCGA is excited to update attendees on:

·         The launch of Safe Excavation Training Program

·         The Damage Prevention Technician Program

·         The DIRT Report and excavation damage statistics

·         An Association events recap

 

Doug Lapp, President and CEO, ORCGA
IHSA What is the Health and Safety Excellence Program?

The program connects you with WSIB-approved providers that will help you develop a health a safety program suitable for your workplace.

 

Benefits to Your Company:

·         Earn rebates and lower your premiums.

·         Improve your health and safety experience.

·         Gain access to a team of leading health and safety experts.

·         Receive exclusive access to IHSA member resources.

 

Paul Casey

VP, Programs and Strategic Development,

IHSA

Ontario One Call Digging Safe with Ontario One Call

Connect with Ontario One Call as we lead you through some basics on how to apply for and review a locate request, as well as how to find resources to help you navigate some locate challenges you may face.

This presentation is aimed at people who apply for locates and some lucky participants may win a free scholarship to Ontario One Call’s Professional Locate Administrator Course. Bring your new staff or existing staff who apply for locates.

 

Jeff Hitchcock

Crystal Bedore

Ontario One Call

Electrical Safety Authority Powerline Safety – STOP LOOK LIVE

Workplace safety goes far beyond protective clothing and safety boots. Landscapers, demolition and construction crews and other trades anyone working outside on residential and commercial projects are at risk of a powerline contact. Find out more with the ESA!

 

Patrick Falzon,

Powerline Safety/Code Specialist,

ESA

Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) A Greener Future with Trenchless Technologies

This session will discuss how using Trenchless Technologies can reduce your carbon footprint. This technique has been proven in British Columbia where municipalities have issued carbon credits to meet stringent net zero emissions plans.

 

Mark Knight

P. Eng., Associate Professor, Director of Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies

The sessions are applicable to those serving the electric, engineering, excavator and contractor, oil and gas, GIS, locator, one call, public works, regulatory, telecommunications, trenchless, water and sewer industries.

These sessions target facility owners and operators, facility maintenance companies, excavators and contractors, utility locate administrators, One Call Center members, engineers, claims, public works departments, risk management operations, and others who protect the underground infrastructure and impact damage prevention.

 

What are Geographic Councils?

Geographic Councils are 13 local meetings held across the province, twice yearly.

The purpose of these meetings is to deliver a consistent message of “damage prevention is a shared responsibility”.

Geographic Councils help you to connect and network with local communities to discuss and promote damage prevention, the Best Practices, the ORCGA, and local developing issues.

Expand your contact networks and business development opportunities, at both the local and provincial level.

The Geographic Councils are free of charge and includes a meal.

Want to be included on the invite list for a specific GC?  Please send an email to office@orcga.com.

Geographic Council Map

Geographic Council Schedule – Fall 2020

 

Count City Date

Agenda

 

Webinar

Registration Link

Webinar Recording

Link

GC Co-Chairs
1

Thunder Bay

 

 

Tue Nov 10

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4600683615694847500

 

Doug Gale – Tbaytel

 

2 Sudbury Wed Nov 11

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5669434206941372428

 

Barry Shoppoff – Enbridge

 

Kathryn Karn – GTel

3 London Thu Nov 12

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5303318825124646668

 

James Ferguson – Gtel

 

Chris Van Daele – Enbridge

4

Hamilton

Niagara

Tue Nov 17

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9031089853797014284

 

 

 

Jeremy Sherman – Niagara Region

5 Kingston Thu Nov 19

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4572574601211902220

 

Karen Santucci – Utilities Kingston

 

Jeff Hitchcock – Ontario One Call

6 Waterloo – IHSA Tue Nov 24

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/683102805

You can also dial in using your phone.
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
Access Code: 683-102-805

Jason Myer – GTel

 

Derek Whiteman – Enbridge

7 Ottawa Thu Nov 26

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3949556128541951244

 

Alexandra Grant – City of Ottawa

 

Craig Wilson – TSSA

8 Sarnia Tue Dec 1

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6699100458074907660

 

Ian Forster -Plains Midstream

 

Jay Moore -Enbridge Gas Distribution

 

9 Owen Sound Wed Dec 2

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7615404861361162764

 

Claire Halliday – Ottewell

Enterprises

 

Tyson Rier – Huron Tractor

10 Chatham Windsor Thu Dec 3

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6188317933345128716

 

Eric Lalande – Aecon

 

Dan Foucault – TSSA

11 Toronto Tue Dec 8

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5215618479158714380

 

 

TBA

12 Barrie Wed Dec 9

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3259013348275529740

 

Dale Hutchinson –

Town of New Tecumseth

 

Nigel Potter – Supersucker

 

13 Oshawa Thu Dec 10

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5989229362903798796

 

Jamie Bradburn – T2 Utilities

 

Tony Harnett – Enbridge Gas Inc.

Thank you to our 2020 Winter Geographic Councils Sponsor – DTS Technical

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City

 

Date Venue Address Agenda

 

RSVP

 

GC Co-Chairs
Sudbury 4-Mar-20 Caruso Club 385 Haig St, Greater Sudbury

Barry Shoppoff – Enbridge

Kathryn Karn – GTel

 

Barrie 5-Mar-20 Innisbrook Golf Course 211 Lockhart Rd, Barrie, L9J 0B4 Click here

Dale Hutchinson –

Town of New Tecumseth

 

Owen Sound 6-Mar-20 Durham Town Hall 179 George Street West, Durham ON N0G 1R0
Downstairs Room
Click here

Claire Halliday – Ottewell

Enterprises

Tyson Rier – Huron Tractor

 

London 11-Mar-20 Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre 6675 Burtwistle Lane, London Click here TBC

James Ferguson – Gtel

Chris Van Daele – Enbridge

Toronto 12-Mar-20 Victoria Square Community Centre 2929 Elgin Mills Rd E, Gormley, ON L0H 1C9 Click here

Mark Grimley – Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc

Jeremy Long – Vivax Canada

 

Oshawa 13-Mar-20 Hilton Garden Inn 500 Beck Crescent Ajax, ON, L1Z 1C9 Click here

Jamie Bradburn – T2 Utilities

Tony Harnett – Enbridge Gas Inc.

Windsor CANCELLED 17-Mar-20 Fogolar Furlan Club of Windsor

Eric Lalande – Aecon

 

Sarnia CANCELLED 18-Mar-20 Sarnia Enbridge Office 1086 Modeland Road, Sarnia, ON
Main Entrance
Downstairs Room B1 A/B
Click here

Ian Forster -Plains Midstream

Jay Moore -Enbridge Gas Distribution

 

Cambridge/Waterloo CANCELLED 19-Mar-20

 

The Old Marina Restaurant

The Pines 115 Fountain St South Cambridge, ON N3H 1J2 Click here

Jason Myer – GTel

Derek Whiteman – Enbridge

 

Ottawa CANCELLED 25-Mar-20

 

Hydro Ottawa

 

4565 Bank St, Ottawa
Visionary Suites A & B
Click here

 

Alexandra Grant – City of Ottawa

Craig Wilson – TSSA

 

Kingston CANCELLED March 26 – 27 Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 53 Yonge St. Kingston, Ontario K7M 6G4 To attend you must RSVP using the online link here

Karen Santucci – Utilities Kingston

Jeff Hitchcock – Ontario One Call

 

Hamilton CANCELLED 31-Mar-20 Alectra Utilities 55 John St N, Hamilton
Hughson Meeting Room
To attend you must RSVP using the online link here

Jesse Blokhuis – Super Sucker

Jeremy Sherman – Niagara Region

 

 

Thunder Bay

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

Doug Gale – Tbaytel

Thank you to our 2019 Fall Geographic Councils Sponsors – Cansel and Vivax Metrotech

Cansel
Vivax-Metrotech logo_with arrow

 

City and Date

 

Location Agenda GC Co-Chairs
Sudbury 16OCT2019

Travelodge Hotel – Brookview Room / 1401 Paris Street, Sudbury

 

Click Here

Barry Shoppoff – Enbridge

Matt Abbott – GTel

 

Barrie 17OCT2019

Innisbrook Golf Club – Terrace Room  – 211 Lockhart Rd, Barrie

 

Click Here

Dale Hutchinson –

Town of New Tecumseth

Owen Sound 22OCT2019

Grey County Admin Bldg. – Valley Room / 595 9th Ave E, Owen Sound

 

Click Here

Claire Halliday – Ottewell

Enterprises

Tyson Rier – Untied Rentals

Chatham 23OCT2019

Retro Suites Hotel – The Derby Room  – 2 King St W, Chatham

 

Click Here

Dan Foucault –

Pickard Construction

Eric Lalande – Aecon

 

Sarnia 24OCT2019 Sunbridge Sarnia(Holiday Inn)- Centre/East Hall / 1498 Venetian Blvd, Point Edward Click Here

Ian Forster –

Plains Midstream

Jay Moore –

Enbridge Gas Distribution

 

London 05NOV2019

BMO Centre / 295 Rectory Street, London

 

Click Here

James Ferguson – GTel

Chris Van Daele – Enbridge

 

Port Colborne 06NOV2019

City of Port Colborne – Training Room – 1 Killaly Street West, Port Colborne

 

Click Here

Jesse Blokhuis Super Sucker

Jeremy Sherman – Niagara Region

Ottawa 13NOV2019

Hydro Ottawa – 4565 Bank Street Ottawa, ON K1T 3W5

 

Click Here

Craig Wilson – TSSA

TBC, Hydro Ottawa

 

Kingston 14NOV2019

 

Utilities Kingston – Utilities Kingston Meeting Room – 85 Lappan’s Lane, Kingston

 

Click Here

Karen Santucci – Utilities Kingston

Jeff Hitchcock – Ontario One Call

 

Oshawa 21NOV2019

Oshawa Public Works – Upstairs Room – 199 Wentworth St E, Oshawa

 

Click Here Jamie Bradburn – T2 Utilities
Toronto 29NOV2019

Enbridge Gas Inc.-Technology & Operations Centre – Blue Flame Room – 101 Honda Blvd, Markham

 

Click Here TBC

Mark Grimley – Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc

Jeremy Long – Vivax Canada

 

Waterloo 26NOV2019
Note this meeting starts at 12 noon with lunch.

The Pines 115 Fountain Street, Cambridge

 

 

Click Here

TBC

Jason Myer – Gtel

Derek Whiteman – Enbridge

Thunder Bay 02DEC2019

 

Thunder Bay & District Protective & Emergency Services Training Centre 750 Hammond Ave

 

 

Click Here

TBC Doug Gale – Tbaytel