Events

2018 Gold Shovel Standard Fall Meeting

September 26, 2018

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Who Should Attend?
You! The Gold Shovel Standard Fall Meeting is open to all.
Come to understand and influence the direction of Gold Shovel Standard.
Infrastructure owners, municipalities, excavators, locators, and one-call representatives

Infrastructure owners – come to help steer the program direction, understand how to incorporate damage prevention metrics into your operations, exchange best practices for rollout and use, understand how to use GSS with municipalities, and more.

Excavators – come to help steer the program direction, recommend product features and craft the roadmap, exchange ideas for incorporating GSS into your operations, and more.

Municipalities – come to help steer the program direction, understand how to adopt and use GSS, participate in kicking off “2019 – The Year of the Municipality” and more.

Locators – come to help steer the program direction, understand new metrics for locators, learn about the GSS Certification as it pertains to locators and mark entities, exchange ideas with your peers for incorporating GSS metrics into your operations, and more.

One-call Representatives – come to help steer the program direction, understand how GSS affects state mandated damage reporting, understand how GSS can help move towards web tickets, hear about technology that helps one-call centers, and more.

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BE SURE TO SAY HELLO

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!

Email Dave Mauerman

SGA Operating Conference, July 30-August 1, Tampa, FL. For more details, click here: https://www.southerngas.org/event-calendar/221

Pennsylvania Pipeline Safety Seminar, September 5-6, State College, PA. For more details, click here: http://www.puc.pa.gov/consumer_info/transportation/pipeline_safety_seminar_registration.aspx

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The Need For Standardized Metrics

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ShovelSafe™

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Safety Management Systems (SMS)

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