SAVE THE DATE for the

2020 EXCAVATION SAFETY SUMMIT  

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Lancaster Event Center - Lincoln, NE  - 4100 N 84th St - Pavilion 4

Thank you to those that attended the 2019 Nebraska Excavation Safety Summit despite the weather!  The 2020 event will take place at the same location - Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln, NE on 2/19/2020.  This FREE educational event brings stakeholders in excavation safety together to support the common goal of damage prevention and safe digging.  A variety of industry experts speak and provide equipment demonstrations throughout the day.  There will also be an excavation equipment skills and safety test as well as a variety of exhibitors/sponsors displaying and demonstrating industry products and services.  Plan to attend this unique event!

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VENDORS/SPONSORS:  Those interested in sponsoring this event in 2020 may contact Travis Beran at travis@subsurfacesolutions.com 

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Click HERE for pictures from last year’s event and visit our facebook page for videos and photos of past events.

AGENDA - Safety Summit 2019

  7:00     Early check-in for Excavator/Locator Rodeo participants

  7:30     Check-In/Breakfast

  8:00     Welcome – Emcee, Kris Covi and CGN President, Nathan Stewart

  8:20     811 Bike & Trike – Jimmy the Bike Wrangler

  8:30     Keynote Speaker –Shane Bush

 9:30      Break - Visit Vendors/Hands-On Area, Keynote Meet and Greet, Excavator/Locator Rodeo, J-Spot Top Shot

10:00    LES – High Power Trailer Demonstration

10:15     Trench Safety – MUD Safety Specialist-Shane Docken/United Rental/Trench Collapse Survivors

11:30     Lunch - Excavator/Locator Rodeo/Door Prizes

12:15     Excavator and Locator of the Year Awards

12:30     Damage Prevention Game Show – Jeopardy/Family Feud                                    

12:45    Accidents and Human Behavior - Steve Danon – Marcotte Insurance

1:30      One Call Rule and Regulation Changes – One Call Board of Directors/SFM Office/Ne811 Staff  

2:00      Break – Complete Evaluations, Door Prizes, Dig for Cash

2:30      Damage and Complaint Documentation / Case Studies-Deputy State Fire Marshal, Kevin Bumgardner

3:15      One Call Technology Changes – Next Gen ITIC/Ne811 App/ISITE

 3:45      Excavator Rodeo Finals - Demonstrations

 4:00      Closing – Locate Rodeo Awards, Door Prizes, Evaluations and Grand Prize!

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This event is made possible in part due to funding from the State Damage Prevention Grant provided by  the Nebraska State Fire Marshal's office and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

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2019 SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Nebraska811

Northern Natural Gas

Allo Communications

Black Hills Energy

Ditch Witch Undercon

Enbridge

H2 Equipment

J-Spot/Ellis Wheeler

Midwest Underground Supply

Murphy Tractor

One Call Concepts, Inc

Subsurface Solutions/Radiodetection

Tallgrass Energy

United Rentals Trench Safety

USIC/ReConn

Verizon

Vermeer High Plains

GOLD SPONSORS

Bobcat of Lincoln/Hamilton Equipment

Bobcat of Omaha

City of Lincoln, Public Utilities

Flagshooter, Inc

HD Supply/White Cap

Lincoln Electric System

MacQueen Equipment

MSA The Safety Company

National Utility Contractors Association of Nebraska (NUCA of Nebraska)

Utility Equipment Company

SILVER SPONSORS

Central Community College - Hastings, Heavy Equipment Operator Program

Contractor Solutions Trench Shoring

CHS Inc.

CIC Powerbox

DK&B Construction Specialties

Federal Signal

Innerduct.com

Integrity Locating

Kinder Morgan

Lifeguard MD

Marcotte Insurance

Metropolitan Utilities District

MidAmerican Energy

Miller Seed Co

National Safety Council, Nebraska

Nebraska Land Improvement Contractors

Nebraska On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program

Nebraska Pipeline Association

NMC Rental Services

Repcom/Vivax-Metrotech

Rose Equipment

Rycom Instruments

SITECH Mid-Plains

TransCanada

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We appreciate your feedback!

Contact Jill Geyer at jillgeyer@occinc.com or 402-676-1989 with any input or inquiries

Here are a few pictures from past events - stay tuned for more or click HERE to visit our facebook page 

Crowd shot as Eric Giguere gives the keynote speech. his powerful story had a huge impact.

Crowd shot as Eric Giguere gives the keynote speech. his powerful story had a huge impact.

Here is a short video of the event.  Enjoy!

Congratulations to our 2015 Excavator Rodeo Winners!

Excavator Rodeo - Basket Weave

1st - Darron Keyes / MP Nexlevel - 19.47 seconds

2nd - Cloyed Cash / Consolidated Companies - 21.70 seconds

3rd - Andy Farwell / F & G Tiling - 21.75 seconds

Excavator Rodeo - Bucket Balls

1st - Brad Soflin / K2 Construction - 41.5 seconds

2nd - Don Biggerstaff / City of Wisner - 43.81 seconds

3rd - John Goodson / MP Nexlevel - 43.5 seconds

Locate Rodeo

1st - Brent Briley / USIC

2nd - Jason Hogveison / USIC  

3rd - Kennin Colestock / Spiral Communications 

4th - Mike Adams / USIC

 

2014 Excavation Safety Summit

Thank you to all who attended the event on March 7th, 2014.  

Click HERE to view a slide show of the event.

Click HERE to read a review of the event on the Nebraska811 newsletter "Nebraska Underground"

A mini-excavator machine provided by NMC Cat displays an 811 sign at the entrance to the Strategic Air and Space Museum on the day of the Excavation Safety Summit - March 7, 2014

A mini-excavator machine provided by NMC Cat displays an 811 sign at the entrance to the Strategic Air and Space Museum on the day of the Excavation Safety Summit - March 7, 2014

Keynote speaker, Cliff Meidl, addresses the crowd at the beginning of the event.

Keynote speaker, Cliff Meidl, addresses the crowd at the beginning of the event.

The skills test was a popular addition to the 2014 Excavation Safety Summit

The skills test was a popular addition to the 2014 Excavation Safety Summit

 

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2013 Underground Safety Summit

Hosted by Common Ground Nebraska at The SAC Museum

A record number of attendees passed under the the massive wings of the B1 bomber at the Strategic Air and Space Museum to attend the 3rd Annual Common Ground Nebraska Safety Summit held March 1, 2013.  Excavators, locators, and utility company members showed up in record numbers to learn and exchange ideas about safe digging and underground utility damage prevention.

Attendees were treated to a variety of informative sessions including everything from an analysis of an actual gas line hit to training on how to locate an underground line and safe excavation practices.  They keynote address for the all day event was presented by Lieutenant Colonel Terence A. Plumb whose variety of experiences in  Air Force intelligence was relevant and intriguing  to all who attended.

The afternoon began with an introduction to the new Digger’s Hotline Call Center vendor, One Call Concepts, Inc. followed by a lively roundtable discussion.  During the roundtable discussion, questions from the crowd were answered by a damage prevention panel made up of representatives from the various stakeholder groups associated with underground damage prevention.

Nathan Stewart, who represents Black Hills Energy and chaired the event, summed up the event by saying, “We are very pleased to have been able to talk about ways we can reduce damages with such a wide and diverse audience. It is our hope that this will lead to a reduced number of damages to underground facilities across the state in the future.”

Exhibitor booths from a variety of associated industries, as well as the “811 bike” (see related article) were available for attendees to visit throughout the event.