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USP Newsletter April 2023

In this month’s edition of Click to Know What’s Above and Below we have advice for homeowners’ Spring projects, a new QR code, a wrap-up of our USP Safety Conference, the compelling journey of Chad Kennedy and his Sea-to-Sea for PTSD campaign, and more…

USP Newsletter – March 2023

In the March edition, we are talking about the pressure of increased locate volume, how wellness relates to safety, the relationship between legislation and best practice, and more…

April is Safe Digging Awareness Month

April 1 marks the official start of DigSafe Month. One of the first steps to digging safely is to Click Before You Dig.

USP Issues Request for Proposal – Compensation Analysis

Utility Safety Partners is seeking proposals from organizations or individual consultants to provide a Compensation Analysis and Review.

The deadline for proposals is March 31, 2023. Please review the attached document for details and submission guidelines.

RFP – USP Compensation Analysis.2023.03.15


USP Newsletter – October 2022

In October, we are talking about Business Continuity, Damage Reporting (The DIRT Report), the Safety and Hazard Awareness Risk Assessment Tool, and more!

USP Newsletter – August

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In August’s edition, we are talking about getting involved in our partnership, tips for homeowners, Job Safety Analysis, new Best Practice, and more…

USP Monthly Newsletter – July 2022

In July’s edition, you’ll find articles about Lifespan of a Locate, Electromagnetic Locating, How to Reduce Your Notifications, an update on Alberta Legislation, and more!

Damage Prevention Legislation – 2nd Draft

Utility Safety Partners has prepared a 2nd draft of Proposed Damage Prevention Legislation

Draft II – Proposed Damage Prevention Legislation for Alberta

This second draft is posted for 30 days’ comment period and we invite you to use THIS MICROSITE to deliver your comments. Upon completion, you and USP will receive a copy of your comments in a PDF document delivered to your email address. Once comments have been considered on the second version, the third and final version of the legislation will be presented to the UCP government.


Damage Prevention Legislation – We Want Your Feedback

Earlier this week, Utility Safety Partners posted Draft Damage Prevention Legislation and a Public Comments Form to the Government Relations page of the USP website.

System Maintenance December 22, 2021

The Before You Dig web portal for creating locate requests will be offline for routine maintenance on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, between the hours of 1:00 am MST(2:00 am CST) and 4:00 am MST (5:00 am CST).

During this system outage, the OneCallAccess ticket creation software will be unavailable for both internal and external users.

Agents will be available by phone to process Emergency requests as usual. Emergency requests will be processed manually and the information will be called out to potentially affected members during this maintenance window. Ticket information will be entered into the system and transmitted to our members when the system maintenance is complete. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected].