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"Safe Excavation & Damage Prevention" Webinar

March 3rd, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
No matter how big or small your project is, if you are digging you should contact OKIE811. It’s FREE! Protect yourself and underground facilities by having lines marked so you can work safely around them. We will discuss the importance of OKIE811, explain the process, and provide some safe digging practices to help you with your next project.

"2020, Who Saw This Coming?" Virtual Session

March 10th, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Who could have predicted an international pandemic would hit the US in 2020?  Did we somehow know something like this was coming?  Over the last three years at OKIE811, we have been transforming the way we serve our industry and our key stakeholders.  Little did we know the transformations we were implementing would serve us so well in a time of shutdown and isolation. In retrospect, it almost seemed like we saw this coming.  Join us to hear more from Susan Bohl, Executive Director of OKIE811

"Web Ticket Entry" Virtual Session

March 10th, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
70% of all locate requests are submitted through our website or APP. It is available 24/7, provides mapping to pinpoint your excavation site, and can be used for first request and updates. If you are new to putting in web tickets or want to know how to do it more efficiently, let our Contact Center Supervisors Lois and Megan show you how to use Web Ticket Entry.

"Scope of Locate Requests" Virtual Session

March 10th, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
OKIE811 processes over 3,500 locate request tickets every day. Locators are tasked with processing these tickets prior to the “work to begin” date and time. Understanding of how the scope of work on your request can improve communication with the locators is vital for the efficiency of your request. Contact Center Supervisors Megan and Luke will share tips with you on how to properly detail the scope of work for your excavation project.

"Safe Trenching & Excavation" Virtual Session

March 10th, 2021 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
“Competent Person” means one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them. After successful completion of this course, you can be an Appointed Competent Person. You will have the knowledge and understanding to perform: Soil Evaluations Daily Inspections Shoring and Sloping Evaluations Stop Wor

"Managing and Leading People Not Like You" Virtual Session

March 10th, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Managing and leading people, especially those who are not necessarily like you, can be difficult and sometimes unpleasant. There are many factors that can contribute to the creation of a strong, positive team that functions at its fullest potential and appreciates each member’s unique contributions. In this session we will explore the steps involved in building trust, organizing roles and responsibilities based on skillsets, setting the bar high, dealing with conflict, and encouraging profession

Exhibitor Hour

March 10th, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join us as we talk with our exhibitors and sponsors about damage prevention. We will learn about their company products or services and their roles in damage prevention in the state of Oklahoma. Be ready to learn about them and have a chance to win prizes!

"Damage Claims" Virtual Session

March 11th, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Excavators and Operators of underground facilities work together to prevent damage. But when an accident does occur, what steps should each party take to process the insurance claims correctly? Claims Management Resources will provide instruction on how to be better prepared for damage claims.

"Oklahoma Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Act Enforcement" Virtual Session

March 11th, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Damage Prevention Act designates Oklahoma Corporation Commission as the enforcement authority with respect to pipelines. John Harper, Pipeline Safety Department Supervisor of OCC, will provide information of their authority and enforcement of the law.

"Upcoming Legislation Affecting One-Call Services" Virtual Session

March 11th, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
There are proposals to update the Oklahoma Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Act. Susan Bohl, Executive Director of OKIE811, will explain potential changes and how they may affect One-Call services.

"Line Locating" Virtual Session

March 11th, 2021 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Jason Crowe brings years of experience in line locating to provide us an understanding of the technology used to locate underground lines. Accurate line locating is crucial in damage prevention and keeping workers safe during an excavation project.

"Why We Do What We Do" Virtual Session

March 11th, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Every 9 minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone failed to contact 811 before digging. Let us discuss the repercussions of that damage. It is time to look at damage prevention as more than just stats. M.G. Govia, Education and Outreach Liaison of OKIE811, will share his vision of promoting damage prevention through storytelling. Damage prevention saves lives, and ultimately that is why we do what we do.

"Member Benefits" Webinar

March 17th, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn about what is included in your Membership and the services available to you! Your organization’s membership with OKIE811 includes a variety of benefits to help with safety and damage prevention efforts.

"Excavator Responsibilities" Webinar

March 31st, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
What are the responsibilities that excavators have in protecting underground facilities and themselves? Join us to learn about 811 and the steps to safer excavation.