Getting Ahead of the Curve: How Damage Prevention Experts are Preparing for Dig Season


About the webinar

After a slight reprieve in the winter months, underground utility owner/operators typically experience an uptick in damages as spring unfolds. Just ahead of peak dig season, damage prevention experts discuss how they’re setting themselves up to achieve yearly goals, from reducing damages, to preventing methane emissions, to protecting workers and communities—all while staying on budget.

Topics covered:

  • Forecasting seasonality in dig volume for better resource planning
  • Keeping program costs manageable in periods of fluctuating work volumes
  • Successfully managing safety in the field and metrics to watch
  • Ways new technology is helping scale resources and reduce damage rates


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Eric Jacobs

Asset Protection Manager, Nicor Gas


Nancy Maynard

Manager of Damage Prevention Strategy & Centralized Operations, NiSource


Brad Roulo

Director of Utility Operations, Urbint