Register for July's Town Hall!

What makes a one call law fair & effective?

Laws without enforcement are just guidelines. Enforcement of one call laws varies dramatically from state to state, as do opinions on what works and what is fair to all stakeholders. In this Town Hall, the goal is to talk about what works, and why, and what doesn’t work, or is unfair. This will be a great opportunity gather opinions from every stakeholder group in a variety of states. All the ideas and opinions will be posted on the ESA site and covered in an article in the dp-PRO magazine. 

Moderator: Tracey Bryant, Public Awareness Program Manager, CenterPoint Energy

July 14, 2022 || 10:30 AM CST

Previous Town Halls
Future Town Halls

Panelists

Steve Allen

Executive Director of Pipeline Safety, Energy Worldnet

Louis Panzer

Executive Officer, North Carolina 811

M.G. Govia

Education & Outreach Liason, Oklahoma One-Call System, Inc

Shannon Neufeld

Technical Leader, Damage Prevention at Canada Energy Regulator

Kurt Youngs

President, Youngs Excavating Inc

Jerry Cobenais

Operations Manager, Xcel Energy

Josh Richard

Locator, Xcel Energy

Future Town Halls

August: How can we get more women involved in damage prevention, excavation safety & construction?

September: What are the best practices for preventing damage to electric cables above and below ground?

October: What role can Utility Coordinating Councils play in damage prevention and excavation safety?

Watch Previous ESA Town Halls & Webinars

THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL & THE DAMAGE PREVENTION INDUSTRY

June 2022

HOW CAN SUE AND ACCURATE MAPS BE USED TO REDUCE BOTH DAMAGES AND COSTS?

May 2022

INAUGURAL TOWN HALL: LATE LOCATES - PARTNERING WITH NOTIFICATION CENTERS

April 2022

 

What is an ESA Town Hall?

Safety Alliance (ESA) virtual Town Halls are an open forum for all stakeholders to discuss concerns and present potential solutions to improve damage prevention and excavation safety. The ESA Town Halls are free to attend and are open to anyone.

The goal of each ESA Town Hall is to provide a forum for open discussion on key industry topics and to be a place where anyone can suggest solutions or improvements. There is rarely one solution that will work for everyone, but often someone has a solution that will work for others. While outlining the problems and causes is an important fi rst step, the goal of the ESA Town Halls is to end up focused on solutions and improvements.

Each ESA Town Hall will have a moderator and a panel. As a Town Hall these will be heavily weighted towards questions and comments from the virtual audience. At the end of each Town Hall there will be a short survey asking participants if there should be follow-up meetings on this topic to keep discussing solution ideas.

A summary of each Town Hall will appear in the dp-PRO magazine. Each Town Hall will also be recorded and available on the ESA website.

Guiding Principles of ESA

ESA is the place in the industry where solutions to industry problems are developed

ESA will not develop best practices, but ESA will post members best practices and/or solutions that have worked for them.

ESA is the place where subject
matter experts will have a platform to have their voices & ideas heard.

ESA is the go-to virtual resource for damage prevention and excavation safety education.

Every ESA member and member company is equal.

Have an idea for the next ESA Town Hall topic? We want to hear it! Thank you for making the industry stronger through communication.