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and upon completion of the 4-module session, you will receive a certificate of completion.
Stakeholder awareness is an important factor in reducing damage to all underground facilities and getting our message out to as many people as possible will help
us reach that goal. I’m sure that we all agree with the Common Ground Alliance motto “Damage prevention
is a shared responsibility”, so we are asking for your assistance. Look for opportunities to exhibit, provide promotional materials, or give damage prevention presentations at events and seek out opportunities
to provide contractor safety meetings and then share that information with DPC chapter leadership so we can provide speakers and representation. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube; comment on our posts and share to your company and industry pages so we can gain momentum using social media to the fullest advantage. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for one of our outreach committees, please email our program manager jenniferpratt@dpcoftexas. org, visit our website at
Become a Member
Are you a member or a participant? Damage Prevention Council of Texas chapter meetings are casual events where we share valuable information, but simply participating in a meeting won’t provide you with the same level of information as actual membership. To ensure that the right message is reaching the right people in the industry, we ask that you complete a DPC of Texas Membership Form and encourage your co- workers and peers in other companies to do the same. Applying for free membership ensures that you will receive timely information on events, meetings, and other pertinent information from the DPC of Texas. Rest assured that we won’t sell or share your contact information with others and any notices that you receive from us will be a blind-copy email. You can visit our website at and click on “Become A Member” under the “About” tab.
OSHA Alliance Construction Safety Webinars
The Damage Prevention Council of Texas has an official alliance with OSHA Region 6 to provide quarterly occupational safety workshops free of charge to the construction community. OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialists and industry experts selected from our membership develop the sessions and provide training on a variety of topics associated with all aspects jobsite safety. We are still virtual for the time being but look
for regional in-person workshops sometime in 2022. Attending any of these free workshops provides the opportunity to acquire three educational CEUs provided by UT Arlington. Be sure to register at www.dpcoftexas. org/education/.
Don’t make a dig mistake
As an excavator, you have projects to complete and deadlines to meet. But when it comes to working around buried utilities, there’s always time to dig safe. One wrong move can lead to a cut utility line and that means costly project delays, fines and the potential for serious injuries.
At CenterPoint Energy, we’re committed to being your safe digging partner. That’s why we offer no-cost excavation safety training. Our training covers state and federal regulations, identification of underground facilities and excavation safety best practices, all so you can finish your work safely and on time.
To schedule your training session, email
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