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2024 Damage Prevention Awareness Seminars

Blue Stakes of Utah 811’s mission is to promote public safety, protect underground facilities, and minimize service interruptions by processing locate requests and providing damage prevention education. We accomplish this as the communications link between excavators and facility owners as the statewide one-call center in providing efficient and cost effective customer service.

By participating in our Annual Damage Prevention Awareness Seminars, you can gain damage prevention education.  You can view our schedule by clicking the button below.
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Damage Prevention Awareness Seminars

Blue Stakes of Utah 811’s mission is to promote public safety, protect underground facilities, and minimize service interruptions by processing locate requests and providing damage prevention education. We accomplish this as the communications link between excavators and facility owners as the statewide one-call center in providing efficient and cost effective customer service.

The Damage Prevention Awareness Seminars are held in January and February each year for all professional excavators and facility operators throughout the state of Utah. These seminars provide education on topics such as Pipeline Awareness, Safety Is Our Priority, Pipeline Safety Enforcement Code, Blue Stakes of Utah 811, Excavation Safety 101 Online Training PortalElectronic Positive Response (EPR), and the Blue Stakes Mobile App available from the Apple and Google Play Stores. By participating in our Annual Damage Prevention Awareness Seminars, you can gain valuable damage prevention education and are eligible for CEU credits.

Highlights from the 2023 Damage Prevention Awareness Seminars

Blue Stakes of Utah 811 Damage Prevention Awareness Seminar

This informative FREE breakfast seminar is designed for everyone involved in preventing damages to buried utility lines. The purpose of the seminar will be to provide education on protecting underground facilities and promoting public safety during excavation.

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Event

7:30 am

Check-in, Display Booths, & Breakfast

8:00 am

Welcome

8:10 am

Pipeline Awareness Presentation

8:30 am

Locate Safety Awareness Presentation

8:50 am

Safety Enforcement Code Video

9:00 am

Blue Stakes of Utah 811 Presentation

9:50 am

Prize Drawing & Vendor Displays

Contractors who attend this Blue Stakes of Utah 811 Damage Prevention Awareness Seminar are eligible to receive two continuing education credit hours in alternating years with verification of attendance toward their contractor licensing as required by the State of Utah’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) as follows:

    • Contractors (2 core credit hours)
      License numbers ending with 5501 & 5551
    • Plumbers (2 professional credit hours)
      License numbers ending with 5508, 5509, 5510, 5518 & 5519
    • Electricians (2 professional credit hours)
      License numbers ending with 5502, 5503, 5504, 5505 & 5506

Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals who attend a Damage Prevention Awareness Seminar are eligible to receive 0.2 CEU’s with verification of attendance towards their certification number.

Please ensure your registration includes your correct license number(s) to receive your continuing education credit.

Attendees who register and do not attend and do not cancel before the seminar may be charged a $20.00 fee.

A limit of 6 attendees per company per department per seminar will be enforced to accommodate attendance for all companies that would like to attend.

The 2024 Damage Prevention Awareness Seminar registration is now open.

Click an event below to register.

 

 

 





Highlights from the 2023 Damage Prevention Awareness Seminars


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2022 Damage Prevention Awareness Presentation

Damage Prevention Awareness (DPA) Seminar Resources

2024 Damage Prevention Awareness Presentation

You can download a PDF version of the last year DPA presentation here.

Damage Prevention Awareness Q&A

You can view the Q&A on our FAQ page here.

Annual Meeting of Members

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Members is held in the fall each year for all participating member facility owners. Some of the agenda items include: Damage Prevention Video and Breakfast, Message from the Board Chair, Board Member Introductions and Elections, Financial Audit Report, Center Activity Report, and a Question & Answer discussion.

Education Resources

Blue Stakes offers many events and resources. If you would like to schedule a safety training class, request damage prevention materials including handouts, banners, copies of the Excavators’ Guide, or have questions regarding DOPL, Drinking Water, or Wastewater CEUs, please contact Spence Felsted at education@bluestakes.org or click the button below to contact us. 

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