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!
VENDORS/SPONSORS: Those interested in sponsoring this event in 2020 may contact Travis Beran at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
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)
2019 SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
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Here are a few pictures from past events - stay tuned for more or click HERE to visit our facebook page
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
1st - Brent Briley / USIC
2nd - Jason Hogveison / USIC
3rd - Kennin Colestock / Spiral Communications
4th - Mike Adams / USIC
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.