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Q3- 2021 UNDERGROUND NETWORK
Welcome to our new newsletter format. We will continue to share quarterly news from the Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance (SCGA).
Ground Disturbance for Saskatchewan Workers

During a special media event at a Wappel Construction Site in Regina on July 15, the Saskatchewan Safety Council (SSC), the Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance (SCGA) and the Heavy Construction Safety Association of Saskatchewan (HCSAS) launched what is believed to be a North American first. They have partnered together to create an online safety program, aimed at youth aged 14-21. The “Ground Disturbance for Saskatchewan Workers” training initiative, available on the SSC website at www.sasksafety.org, will instill safe working skills to potential future young employees in the field.

The approximately 2-hour online course is free, delivered via the SSC website. If the participant passes the course, they will receive a recognized safety construction certificate, immediately downloadable upon completion. The program is a key component in the Council’s Career Safety Education Program, which has been designed by industry experts to address the most common injuries to new workers in their respective fields.

For more information about this exciting youth program we encourage you to go to Youth Learning – SCGA or go to the MC LMS - Ground Disturbance for Saskatchewan Workers.

The SCGA wishes to thank all members as this initiative could not be possible without your financial support.
Left to right: Erin Rodger, SCGA PAEC Chair;
Natalya Uchacz, Chief Operational Officer, HCSAS;
Eli Sorenson;
Bret Dielschnieder, Safety Advisor, Wappel Construction;
Derrick Mann, SCGA President;
Ryan Jacobson, Chief Executive Officer, SSC
Eli Sorenson
FROM THE DESK OF SASK 1ST CALL MANAGER ERIN RODGER
SAFETY VIDEOS
The Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance (SCGA) continues to promote the importance of safe digging. We are proud to make our safety videos available to the Saskatchewan digging community all year round. Check them out today - they make great content for safety or tailgate meetings. #DigSafeSK


Join us for the 2021 CCGA International Damage Prevention Symposium, held virtually from November 16 - 18, 2021.
This event is a signature event for the CCGA attracting over 265+ damage prevention management professionals and decision makers from across Canada including stakeholder groups such as oil and gas, municipalities, telecommunications, emergency management, electrical transmission/distribution, surveyors and provincial regulators. 
Some of the discussions include:
·    Underground Mapping in Global Regions
·    Training and Certification Requirements for Utility Locate Service Providers
·    Panel Presentation - Pros and Cons of Release of Utility Maps vs. Dispatching Locate Service Providers
Global Success Stories in the Reduction of Utility Damages
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