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please join us for the

2018 EXCAVATION SAFETY SUMMIT  

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lancaster Event Center - Lincoln, NE  - Pavilion 4

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!  Click HERE to register 

Thank you to the more than 600 people that attended the 2017 Nebraska Excavation Safety Summit on 2/22/2017.  We hope to see you all on 2/21/2018.  The 2018 event will take place at the same location - Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln, NE on 2/21/2018.  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 test and a variety of exhibitors/sponsors will display and demonstrate industry products and services.  Plan to attend this unique event!

Click HERE or visit our facebook page for videos and photos of the 2017 event.

VENDORS/SPONSORS:  Those interested in sponsoring this event in 2018 may contact Travis Beran at travis@subsurfacesolutions.com 

Click HERE to access the online sponsor/vendor form:

Click HERE for a pdf of the form

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AGENDA

7:00 Early check-in for Excavator Rodeo participants

7:30 Check-In/Breakfast/Excavator Rodeo

8:30 Welcome

9:00 Keynote Speaker – Tony Crow

10:00 Break - Visit Vendors, Door Prizes, Excavator Rodeo, J-Spot Top Shot, Virtual Reality Booth

10:30 Damage Prevention Case Study – Deputy State Fire Marshal, Kevin Bumgardner

11:00 OSHA – Jeff Funke, Omaha Area Director

11:45 Lunch - Excavator Rodeo/Door Prizes/Digging Dangers Video

12:00 Demonstrations and Activities throughout the Arena

  • Main Stage – Kids’ Chance Presentation, NE811 Tech Update, NSC Presentation
  • Vendor/Sponsor Area - Locating Equipment - Demonstrations: Safety-Reports.com, Trench Rescue Demonstration, Virtual Reality Experience
  • Elsewhere: Excavator Rodeo, J-Spot Top Shot, Chad Hymas Safety Trailer

1:00 VIP Speaker

1:15 Damage Prevention Game Show

1:30 One Call Update – Legislative Activity/Panel Discussion and Q&A

2:00 Break - Visit Vendors, Door Prizes, Excavator Rodeo, J-Spot Top Shot, Virtual Reality Booth

2:15 Damage Prevention Game Show

2:30 Excavator Rodeo Finals

2:45  Hand Dig Battle Royale

3:15  Closing - Door Prizes, Evaluations turned in for Grand Prize, Awards - Excavator Rodeo Winners, Excavator and Locator of the Year

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HOTEL INFORMATION:

Staybridge Suites - Lincoln Northeast, 1501 N 86th St 402.484.6000

Rates:  $99 for a Queen Studio Suite; $119 for a One Bedroom Two Queen Suite. * Rates valid until 1/24/2018

Call and ask for the CGN Excavation Safety Summit block or follow this link:  HOTEL RESERVATIONS ONLINE

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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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2018 SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Nebraska811

Northern Natural Gas

Black Hills Energy

Bobcat of Omaha

Ditch Witch Undercon

Enbridge

Hamilton Equipment Co

Midwest Underground Supply

Nebraska Environmental Products

One Call Concepts, Inc

Subsurface Solutions

Tallgrass Energy

Titan Machinery

United Rental

USIC

Vermeer

GOLD SPONSORS

Allo

CHS Inc.

City of Lincoln, Public Utilities

Lincoln Electric System

Mid American Energy

National Utility Contractors Association of Nebraska (NUCA of Nebraska)

Nightstick

SILVER SPONSORS

Central Community College - Hastings, Heavy Operator Equipment

Contractor Solutions-Trenching Shoring

DK&B Construction Specialties

E&A Consulting Group

Flagshooter Inc.

Innerduct.com

JSpot

Kinder Morgan (Natural Gas Pipeline)

Lifeguard MD

Miller Seed Co

Nebraska Pipeline Association

National Safety Council - Nebraska

NMC Rental Services

Q's Lights & Sirens

Rhino Marking & Protection Systems

Rycom Instruments

Safety-Reports.com, Inc.

SITECH Mid-Plains

TruLink Mobile LLC

Utility Equipment Company

Vivax/Metrotech

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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.

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