Events

Brad Vitale of Xcel Energy (center) receives a special achievement award from Dave Mauerman (left) and Rick Galyean (right) at the Gold Shovel Standard Spring Meeting on April 10th, in Lost Pines, Texas.

 

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Representatives of Gold Shovel Standard will be participating in the following events. If you are planning on attending one of these events, be sure to say hello, or, email Dave Mauerman and we will schedule a time to sit down with you!

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SGA Environmental, Safety & Health and Training Conference, June 5-7, Denver, CO. For more details, click here: https://www.southerngas.org/index.php/event-calendar/329.

UPSA Annual National Meeting, June 9-10, Denver, CO. For more details, click here: http://www.upsa-utilitypublicsafetyalliance.org/annual_mtg.html

World Gas Conference, June 25-29, Washington, DC. For more details, click here: https://wgc2018.com/

AGA Operations Conference and Spring Committee Meeting, June 25-29, Washington, DC. For more details, click here: https://www.aga.org/events-community/events/2018-aga-operations-conference/

SE Electric Exchange Annual Meeting, June 27-29, Tampa, FL. For more details, click here: http://www.enengineering.com/event/southeast-electric-conference-annual-meeting-2/

 

The Need For Standardized Metrics

The Need For Standardized Metrics

Dramatic reductions in the frequency of line strikes will remain elusive unless all parties continuously improve and measurements underpin continuous improvement. Standardizing the measurement process is an overdue first step to drive performance improvement and increase public and workforce safety. To achieve this ambitious plan, Gold Shovel Standard is working with balanced teams of damage prevention experts to draft, refine and broadly deploy damage prevention metrics for all stakeholders.

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Third-Party Damage Reductions and Communities

Third-Party Damage Reductions and Communities

“Everybody’s third-party is somebody’s second-party.” Reducing line strikes associated with small excavators and third-parties persists as the top priority for all stakeholders in damage prevention. These are difficult reductions to influence, and yet they represent the single biggest risk to safety associated with excavation damage. Gold Shovel Standard Communities are novel and ambitious partnerships to attack this persistent and difficult challenge.

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ShovelSafe™

ShovelSafe™

Increasing safety is impossible without the right tools. Gold Shovel Standard provides world-class technology to drive continuous improvement that reduces damages and increases public and workforce safety. Gold Shovel Standard’s ShovelSafe technology puts damages prevention at the fingertips of business leaders, giving them the tools to drive continuous performance improvement. ShovelSafe is world-class technology for analyzing and tracking damage prevention performance.

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Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Pursuing the industry-wide goal of zero incidents requires comprehensive, systematic use of Safety Management Systems. Pipeline and other energy companies, and along with the regulatory community have recognized the critical importance of SMS. Broad adoption of Damage Prevention-Safety Management Systems (DP-SMS), which are safety management systems specifically tailored for damage prevention is a necessary ingredient to achieve that industry-wide goal of zero incidents.

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