UCT Launches Damage Prevention & Safety Conference

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | December 2009 Vol. 64 No. 12
Photo: Penny Mathews.

"The concepts presented in classes will be demonstrated in the special area on the exhibit floor," he said. "We find an increasing number of contractors are performing locates – whether they want to verify one call markings or are responsible for locating and marking facilities in areas where there are privately owned utilities. Because much of the damage prevention industry is slanted toward facility owners, UCT's large attendance of contractor and utility personnel who work in the field provides an excellent venue to bring locating programs to people who need to know how to make accurate locates."

Cost of participating in the Jan. 19 sessions is included in registration for the full conference while the one-day locating certification seminar is $275.

Kelly provides a variety of services in the underground damage prevention field and frequently is called on as an expert witness in litigation involving utility accidents. Previously he served as director of the Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety and on the board of directors of Gopher State (Minnesota) One Call.

Parilac has been involved in utility construction since 1982 and established Staking University in 1998. He also owns Underground Focus magazine and Planet Underground, a resource for products and services related to underground utility damage prevention.

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