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2015 Damage Prevention Summit

March 24, 2015 to March 25, 2015

This year’s Summit is a FREE, educational event for anyone interested in industry Best Practices and preventing damage to crucial underground facilities. The Summit brings together the best in the Excavation and Damage Prevention Industry to exchange the latest information and technology available to promote work place safety and communication.  Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in CPR/First Aid Workshop, Trenching and Shoring Competent Worker Workshop, Water Workshop: OSHA, DNR Approved Classes ( CEU Available), Locate Rodeo, Exhibits, and Hear from National and Regional Leaders in Damage Prevention!

Whether you are an Excavator, Locator, Road Builder, Electric, Telecommunications, Oil, Gas Distribution, Gas Transmission, Railroad, One Call, Public Works, Water Management, Equipment Manufacturing, State Regulator, Insurance, Emergency Services and Engineering/Design — anyone interested in a reduction of damages — you’ll want to register for this FREE Summit.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with subject matter experts, industry professionals and equipment manufacturers/vendors to review trends in the industry and emerging processes that will assist in preventing damage to underground facilities!

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Summit Keynote Speaker: 

"Damage Prevention:  What's New, What's Needed"

Karen Lynch, National CATS Coordinator, US DOT/PHMSA
Karen Lynch is the National Community Assistance and Technical Services (CATS) Coordinator (Senior Program Manager) in the Office of Pipeline Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).  The goal of the CATS program is to advance public safety, environmental protection, and pipeline reliability by facilitating clear communications among all pipeline stakeholders, including the public, the operators, and governmental officials.  
 
PHMSA is the federal agency with safety oversight responsibilities for the nations's underground pipeline infrastructure.  Together with their state partner pipeline safety offices, PHMSA oversees over 2.6 million miles of pipeline.  PHMSA has long been a proponent of safe digging and strong damage prevention programs and believes that damage prevention is a shared responsibility and works to continually improve its efforts in this area.
 
As a transportation public safety professional with over 20 years of federal service, Karen previously worked for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), serving as the External Liaison Team Lead.  In this capacity, she managed and coordinated audit and investigation activities within FMCSA related to the Office of Inspector General, Government Accountability Office, and the National Transportation Safety Board.  Karen also conducted program evaluations and analysis on transportation issues, organized public meetings, provided guidance and technical assistance on strategic planning efforts, and served as a contracting officer representative on interagency agreements.  Before joining FMCSA, she worked for the International Joint Commission as the Assistant Secretary and Administrative Officer.  
 
Karen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies/Business Administration from Trinity University in Washington, DC, and is an alumna of the 2013 Graduate School USA Executive Potential Program. 

Location:

  • FFA Enrichment Center
  • 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
  • Ankeny, IA 50023
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Day 1: Tuesday March 24, 2015

Time & Location Topic Speaker
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lobby & Conf. B (Room 107)
Registration & Light Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Conf. A (Room 106)
Welcome CGI

Track 1: CPR / 1st Aid

Time & Location Topic Speaker
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room 109
CPR/AED/First Aid IAMU instructor

Track 2: Trenching & Shoring Competent Person

Time & Location Topic Speaker
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room 112 & 113
Trenching and Shoring Competent Person IAMU instructor

Track 3: Locate Rodeo

Time & Location Topic Speaker
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room 108
Locate Rodeo
NOTE: Locate rodeo does not start until 1:00. Attendees are encouraged and welcome to attend the morning Personal Protective Equipment and Hazard Communication Sessions.
Merlin Davis (JEO), Travis Daniels (USIC),Ben Booth (IOC), Dave Shelley (Subsurface Solutions)

Track 4: WATER TRACK: OSHA, DNR approved Classes

Time & Location Topic Speaker
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Room 121 & 122
Personal Protective Equipment IAMU instructor
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Room 121 & 122
Hazard Communication – Right to Know IAMU instructor
1:00 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
Room 121 & 122
Chlorine Safety IAMU instructor
2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Room 121 & 122
Vulnerability & Security Considerations for Water & Wastewater Facilities IAMU instructor
3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Room 121 & 122
Emergency Preparedness IAMU instructor
4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room 121 & 122
Chains, Slings and Wire Rope IAMU instructor

Reception

Time & Location Description
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Old Chicago Restaurant
Join us for Food, Beverages, and Fun!

  • 2732 SE Delaware Ave. #101
  • Ankeny, Iowa 50023

Day 2: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Time & Location Topic Speaker
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Lobby
Registration & Light Breakfast  
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lobby & Conf A (106)
Welcome

Keynote presentation

CGI

Karen Lynch, CATS National Coordinator, PHMSA

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Lobby
Vendor Show & Networking Break

Track 1: OSHA

Time & Location Topic Speaker
10:05 a.m - 11:05 a.m
Room 112 & 113
Excavation Trench Safety Inspection Procedures Darrell Brown, RBS
Safety Training, LLC
11:05 a.m - 12:00 p.m
Room 112 & 113
Concrete Safety IAMU Instructor
1:05 p.m - 2:30 p.m
Room 112 & 113
What's New at OSHA Invited – Mike Whitmore - IOSHA
2:45 p.m - 3:30 p.m
Conf. (Room 106)
General Session (keynote) Bryon Stilley, Chariton Valley REC, IOC Board Member
3:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
Conf. A (Room 106)
Prizes! CGI

Track 2: Damage Prevention

Time & Location Topic Speaker
10:05 a.m - 11:05 a.m
Room 108 & 109
One Call Concepts, New Technology and NTMS Demo Connie Schmidt, SPHR
General Manager
Iowa, North Dakota, and Wisconsin One Call Concepts, Inc.
11:05 a.m - 12:00 p.m
Room 108 & 109
Ticket Risk Assessment Doug Kenyon
Director of Sales for USIC Locating Services, LLC.
1:05 p.m - 1:450 p.m
Room 108 & 109
Damage Prevention Matters Silicia Boutchee
Damage Claims Recovery Manager
MidAmerican Energy Company
1:50 p.m - 2:30 p.m
Room 108 & 109
One Call Enforcement and Mediation

 

Panel:  

Karen Lynch - US DOT/PHMSA

Dan Maschka - Northern  Natural Gas

Ben Booth - Iowa One Call  

Leon Hofer - Iowa Network Service

2:45 p.m - 3:30 p.m
Conf. A (Room 106)
General Session (keynote) Bryon Stilley, Chariton Valley REC, IOC Board Member
3:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
Conf. A (Room 106)
Prizes! CGI

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Session Details

CPR/AED/First Aid
2 year certification card for CPR and First Aid after completion of course. Adult, child, and infant CPR and AED
Trenching and Shoring Competent Person
The person with responsibility for the control of the excavation job. This session will address soil classification, protection systems and evaluating the dangers of the trench.
Locate Rodeo
Locators from across the state will compete against one another in timed events locating underground water, electric, and gas utilities. First and Second place winners will receive cash prizes.
NOTE: Locate rodeo does not start until 1:00. Attendees are encouraged and welcome to attend the morning Water Track classes: Chains, Slings & Wire Rope and Hazard Communication.
Chains, Slings, and Wire Rope
Employees handling material with lifting devices. The course includes specific criteria to evaluate chains, slings and wire ropes. 1 CEU available from the IDNR, good for Water Treatment, Water Distribution & Waste Water.
Emergency Prepardness
Good for all employees responsible for the care of people in public buildings. This session will discuss how to plan for the disasters that might occur. 1 CEU available from the IDNR, good for Water Treatment, Water Distribution & Waste Water.
Vulnerability & Security Considerations for Water & Wastewater Facilities
This course introduces the many vulnerability and security considerations that might be included in a basic assessment of water / wastewater plants. 1 CEU available from the IDNR, good for Water Treatment, Water Distribution & Waste Water.
Chlorine Safety
Employees handling gaseous or liquid chlorine. 1 CEU available from the IDNR, good for Water Treatment, Water Distribution & Waste Water.
Hazard Communication – Right to Know
This session will address basic information you need to know about chemicals in the workplace plus the hazardous effects of chemicals, how to handle them and the first aid needed if you become over-exposed. This session will also include information regarding compliance with the Global Harmonization Standard (GHS) and the transition taking place from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to the new Safety Data Sheets (SDS). 1 CEU available from the IDNR, good for Water Treatment, Water Distribution & Waste Water.
Personal Protective Equipment
Good for all employees. This session will provide training and information on the selection, use, care and limitations of PPE. 1 CEU available from the IDNR, good for Water Treatment, Water Distribution & Waste Water.
General Session & Welcome -  Keynote -  Karen Lynch, CATS, US DOT/PHMSA
Damge Prevention: What's New, What's Needed 
This session will cover PHMSA's recent damage prevention initiatives including the refresh of the State of Iowa's characterization against the nine elements of effective damage prevention, status of PHMSA's 3rd party enforcement rulemaking, 811 efforts and related topics.
One Call Concepts,New Technology and NTMS Demo
Learn more about the benefits of using the NTMS system and any other ‘tools’ available through One Call Concepts.
Ticket Risk Assessment
Presentation is on Ticket Risk Assessment (TRA) is a predictive analysis that assesses the risk on tickets based on historical data/variables. Less specifically, it is how to leverage our two greatest assets: People and Technology to improve the communication process and lower overall damages for utilities.
Damage Prevention Matters
Learn how planning can prevent damage to underground utilities.
One Call Enforcement and Mediation
Roundtable discussion on current Iowa One Call enforcement and what should be done to create a mediation board.

Excavation Trench Safety Inspection Procedures
Trench cave-ins rank in the top four fatalities in the construction industry. OSHA requires that trenches and excavations are inspected before workers are allowed to enter. This session will provide the proper procedures on how to conduct an inspection to guard against cave-ins.
Concrete Safety
Good for any employee constructing concrete forms and / or working with concrete during pouring, finishing, cutting operations or breaking up of old concrete for disposal. This session will discuss the hazards of concrete work, how to protect employees from those hazards and proper PPE to be used.
Keynote - Bryon Stilley
A firsthand story of survival and the importance of following the Iowa One Call Law.

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Sponsorship And Vendor Opportunities

Click here for information regarding sponsorship and vendor options. Current 2015 Damage Prevention Summit Sponsors

 

Driving Directions

FFA Enrichment Center
(
adjoining the DMACC Ankeny Campus)

1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

From Interstate 35 (I-35)
  1. Take I-35 either North or South to Ankeny.
  2. Take the Oralabor Road exit (same as airport) & Go West
  3. If you are coming from the north, this is a right turn
  4. If you are coming from the south, this is a left turn.
  5. After driving about 2 miles, you will run into South Ankeny Blvd.
  6. Turn right onto South Ankeny Blvd.
  7. Turn left on DMACC Blvd.
  8. Turn right on SW Campus Court
 
From Interstate 80 (I-80) in Des Moines
  1. Take the 2nd Avenue exit north (Highway 415).
  2. Drive to Oralabor Road in Ankeny.
  3. Turn right on Oralabor Road.
  4. Turn left at the first stoplight—DMACC Blvd. 
  5. Turn left on SW Campus Court
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