Breakout Sessions

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Check out our range of breakout sessions. 

Thursday, March 23

Breakout Sessions

Service Area Mapping

10:15- 11:00     Sooner A/B

OKIE811 GIS Team     

Check out this session to see how member facility mapping and excavator dig site mapping work together to ensure safe tickets are going to the right people. We will also share how to use Google earth for large projects and our SAE (Service Area Editor) for our members to register their assets.

OCC Damage Prevention

10:15- 11:00     Boomer A/B

Randy Snyder, OCC

Oklahoma Corporation Commission is the enforcement agency of the Oklahoma Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Act. The OCC has created a damage prevention team to monitor excavation practices around pipelines in Oklahoma. Join us as we share how OCC and OKIE811 has parntered to provide training to keep people safe and encourage compliance with the law.

Pipeline Safety Management System Safety Culture

10:15- 11:00     Oklahoma G/H

Energy WorldNet

Pipeline Safety Management Systems (PSMS) programs focus on risk management, including risk identification, prevention and mitigation, as well as the promotion of positive safety cultures, and an environment that encourages the recognition of lessons learned and continuous improvement. This session will focus on the numerous positive and negative safety culture indicators and why it is important to bring facility operators and contractors together. Additionally, attendees will learn how the safety culture indicators tie into risk management, stakeholder engagement, operational controls and more.

Damage Prevention Coordinating Council

11:45 – 12:30     Sooner A/B

Susan Bohl & Jerrell Welch, OKIE811

Damage Prevention and Excavation Safety stakeholders come together for the purpose of enhancing communication, coordination, and cooperation among various industry groups to address industry issues and to keep Oklahoma safe and connected.

Electric Safety

11:45 – 12:30     Boomer A/B

Jason Miller, OEC

Hidden Hazards: Distinguishing utility equipment in the field.

Working around electricity can be very safe on the job site when workers properly identify and control hazards. But, inadequate training, lack of experience, and failure to recognize potential hazards could result in electric shock or death.


Record Keeping

11:45 – 12:30     Oklahoma G/H

Jason Hudson, OK Dept of Labor

OSHA has several reporting and recordkeeping requirements. This class will cover recording a serious work-related injuries and illnesses on OSHA 300 logs, posting requirements, reporting severe injuries to OSHA, and electronic recordkeeping. This class will also explain which businesses are exempt from the regulations based on size or industry. OSHA intent of these regulations affect all industry and information from this class will help employers and workers determine how to be in compliance and not over report.

Mandatory Positive Response

1:30 – 2:15     Sooner A/B

OKIE811 Member Services

Positive response is mandatory to communicate the status of locate requests to excavator so excavators can confirm response prior to excavation. Join us to learn of the responsibilities of facility operators/locators as well as excavators using mandatory positive response.

The Four Phases of Emergency Management & What They Mean to You

1:30 – 2:15     Boomer A/B

Betsey Kulakowski, Oklahoma Safety Council

Most companies are aware of preparedness and response to emergencies, but if that’s all you know about emergency management, you’re missing the big picture. Recovery and mitigation are also essential elements of your Emergency Management system. This one-hour overview covers all four phases and how they apply to you.

The Bad Side of Town

1:30 – 2:15     Oklahoma G/H

Jack Jackson, SafeStart

Have you ever noticed how being on the bad side of town heightens your awareness level? Whether you’ve had a bad experience, or by reputation alone, there’s an overwhelming urge for self-preservation. Can this awareness level be applied to recognizing your state of mind when a workplace injury occurs? Explore the signs that you are on the bad side of town at work when it comes to injuries and use the tools provided in this session to manage those states.

811 Certification Curriculum 

3:00 – 3:45 Sooner A/B

OKIE811 Education & Outreach

OKIE811 and Damage Prevention Academy have partnered to develop instructor lead training for 811 certification. This curriculum can be provided to your company to bring 811 Training to your employees. We will provide training, curriculum, branded portal for sign ups and reporting.

Excavation & Trenching Safety

3:00 – 3:45     Boomer A/B

Jason Bullard, Anderson Safety

Trenching and excavating work presents serious hazards to all worksite personnel. Without proper excavation safety training, employees could fail to notice small imperfections in systems or equipment that could lead to serious complications, including cave-ins. Most workers caught in a cave-in are either seriously injured or killed. This trenching and excavation training details best practices that enhance safety on the job site. Course topics include hazard recognition, protective system requirements, and soil classification.

Private Line Locating

3:00 – 3:45     Oklahoma G/H

Jordan Partlow, Bloodhound

You are required by law to call 811 before you dig to have underground public utilities marked. However, one-call services only locate the facilities owned by public utilities – electric, gas, oil, sewer, telephone, water, leaving you at risk of damaging private utilities, which make up the vast majority of underground utilities and subsurface structures.