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American Locator – Volume 32, Issue 3


Do we need a new mindset when it comes to damage prevention? How can we learn from those in segments of our industry we may not interact with day to day, at home and abroad? We’re excited to bring you Volume 32-3, Global Damage Prevention 2018 as we strive to provide education and information to make public safety our joint mission and number one priority. We see the excavator’s voice and insight as key to significant change.

In this issue, read a passionate editorial from Fred LeSage, Senior Construction Risk Engineering Consultant of XL Catlin on how the underground infrastructure industry needs to change its priority to zero acceptable losses. We travel behind the scenes to Vermeer’s U.S. headquarters in Pella, IA, learn more about the latest action by the NEI to bring better 811 and safe digging awareness to excavators and the public through their exciting new media collaboration with Mike Rowe. Find also, GPR Techniques and Tips, Global Standards and more.


View from the Streets
Innovation, Risk, Responsibility: Global Perspectives

Excavation Safety
Fred LeSage of XL Catlin Weighs in on a New Mindset for Damage Prevention

Planet Underground TV
Vermeer: A Tradition of Global Innovation

Excavation Safety
The National Excavator Initiative, Part 2: Lights…Camera…811! A New Media Partnership for Excavation Safety, Awareness, and Education

The Roundtable 2017: Spotlights
Jamal Masumi – Docusite, Brian Mattson – Digital Control Inc. Neil Costello – VAC Group Australia

The Roundtable 2017: Transcript
Training and Technology – Global Views

Locating Technology
GPR – An Integral Part of SUE

The International Locator
Utility Investigation and Depiction – Global Standards

Locating Technology
3D GPR Imaging Capabilities in Cluttered Subsurface Environments