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Next Steps for the DPI: Locator Metrics Finalized

  • 3 June 2024
  • Author: Sarah Daley
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Next Steps for the DPI: Locator Metrics Finalized

The DPI Metrics committee was hard at work at this year's CGA Conference and Expo in Colorado Springs, where the locator metrics reporting requirements received final approval. While facility owner/operator metrics are focused on mapping, locator metrics are focused on marking timeliness, performance, and accuracy.

As is the case for other stakeholders, locators participating in the DPI submit monthly reports of damages and metrics data by the end of the following month. Metrics are submitted by state and by facility type.

Five Reasons You Can’t Miss #CGAExpo

  • 5 March 2024
  • Author: Sarah Daley
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Five Reasons You Can’t Miss #CGAExpo

Spring is in the air! Okay, that’s probably a stretch, but our spring conference is top-of-mind!

If you haven’t attended in previous years, we invite you with open arms to join us at CGA’s Annual Conference & Expo, April 14-18, 2024, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Damage Prevention Institute team shares our top five opportunities for DPI participants at the CGA Conference and Expo to learn, grow and create better safety outcomes:

DPI Year in Review

  • 19 December 2023
  • Author: Sierra Tireman
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DPI Year in Review

The Damage Prevention Institute (DPI) is approaching its one year anniversary. We have been working throughout 2023 to develop the structure of the DPI and to ensure participants have a pathway to success. With that, here are some highlights from 2023, and some things to look forward to in 2024

 

2023 DPI Highlights

  • Launched the DPI on Jan. 1, 2023
  • Accredited more than 1,000 organizations

Common DPI Questions

  • 5 October 2023
  • Author: Sierra Tireman
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Common DPI Questions

We have received several recurring questions from participants about reporting, metrics, the value of participation, accreditation status and billing. We hope this post provides answers. If not, contact us at [email protected] or 571-500-2085.

Are there any damages we should not be reporting to DIRT?

Do NOT report to DIRT:

  • Damages to customer-owned buried assets such as natural gas or electric lines extending beyond the meter to garages, sheds, workshops, swimming pools, grills, etc.
  • Damages to abandoned facilities (see below for what should be reported).
  • Events that ARE NOT underground damages or underground near misses. DIRT accepts other types of damage reports, but these are for organizations that want to use DIRT as their internal record-keeping system. If you choose to report these kinds of damages, be sure to choose the appropriate non-DIRT “Type of Event” so those reports can be excluded from the annual DIRT Report (and your Data Quality Index, or DQI, score). Do not enter them in DIRT unless you want to track these events for your own purposes.

CGA Summer 2023 Committee Summit Takeaways

  • 5 September 2023
  • Author: Sierra Tireman
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CGA Summer 2023 Committee Summit Takeaways

The CGA Summer Committee Summit was held July 31-Aug. 3, 2023, in Gulf Shores, Ala. This Summit was a resounding success for the Damage Prevention Institute. We made significant progress on two topics: our peer review program and metrics for facility owner/operators.

Peer Review Program

DPI staff have been developing potential models for our peer review process, and intend to kick that off with a pilot program in the beginning of 2024. The DPI Advisory Committee provided excellent feedback and advice on the models and ideas we presented to them at the Summit. We will be testing multiple models of peer review, and will be sharing more information about the process this fall. We will take what we learn from our pilot program and use this knowledge to build our official peer review program. Peer review will be a key component of the DPI and bring to light how DPI participants can be a part of CGA’s 50-in-5 industry challenge

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