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
Executive Director of Pipeline Safety, Energy Worldnet
Executive Officer, North Carolina 811
Education & Outreach Liason, Oklahoma One-Call System, Inc
Technical Leader, Damage Prevention
President, Youngs Excavating Inc
Operations Manager, Xcel Energy
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?
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.