Publications

The SCGA offers to its members Publications from external sources that can assist members in their Damage Prevention efforts and keep them current with events of interest.
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CCGA 2015 DIRT Report

The CGA releases a report highlighting for 2015 including Canadian information. See the detailed report for a full analysis

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CCGA 2015 DIRT Report

The CCGA released it 2015 DIRT Report for Canada at the fourth annual Damage Prevention Symposium that was held in Banff this October

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Western Canada 2015 DIRT Report

The SCGA has joined forces with BC and Alberta to produce the first ever DIRT Report providing detailed analyses and recommendations with respect to the asset incident report data gathered by each province.

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CCGA Underground Infrastructure Damage Prevention Best Practice Version 2.0

The SCGA and CCGA are proud to announce the latest release of vision 2.0 of the Harmonized Best Practices.

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Western Canada 2014 DIRT Report

The SCGA has joined forces with BC and Alberta to produce the first ever DIRT Report providing detailed analyses and recommendations with respect to the asset incident report data gathered by each province.
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CCGA 2014 DIRT REPORT

The CCGA released it 2014 DIRT Report for Canada at the third annual Damage Prevention Symposium that was held in Montreal this October
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2014 CGA DIRT Report

The CGA releases a report highlighting for 2014 including Canadian information. See the detailed report for a full analysis.

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Digging Safely: One-call Notification Systems

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Envirtonment and Natural Resources releases a report recommending owners of federally regulated infrastructure to join one-call services.
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CCGA Best Practices for Damage Prevention (Version 1)

The CCGA is pleased to announce that harmonization of the Best Practices for Underground Infrastructure Damage Prevention is completed. The SCGA Committee will work closely with Saskatchewan members and the national group to ensure an up to date and sustainable document
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2013 CCGA National Report on Damage

The CCGA releases a report highlighting 2012 and 2013 damages and an analysis of the data for 4 Canadian Provinces.
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2013 CGA DIRT Report

The CGA releases a report highlighting a decrease in incidents in 2013. See the detailed report for a full analysis.

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SCGA Releases White Paper recommending Mandatory One Call Legislation

The SCGA has recommended that the Saskatchewan government initiate a process to investigate development of a Mandatory One Call Service for Saskatchewan.
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CSAA  2014  Information Card

The attached data highlights safety messages and information. If more cards are required please contact the SCGA at info@scga.ca
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CCGA Damage to Underground Infrastructure

The attached report compiles and analyses incident data from 3 Canadian Provinces over 2011 and 2012.
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Safe Ground Disturbance Checklist
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National Click Before You Dig Portal
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A Socio-Economic Cost Assessment Regarding Damages to Underground Infrastructures

The Quebec Common Ground Alliance (APISQ) has received a report completed by Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal identifying indirect costs of at least $75 million per year resulting from excavation incidents with underground infrastructure in Quebec in 2012
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Move Energy Safely

(Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources — August 2013)

This report recommends that the federal government facilitate efforts to establish a national access point for information on the location of buried infrastructure, as well as the promotion of one-call centres and call-before-you-dig initiatives. Information on the coordinates of underground infrastructure should be consulted prior to any excavation activities by a third party.
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2012 CGA DIRT Report

The Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) is the result of the efforts of the Common Ground Alliance (CGA). Data is gathered for 2012 regarding the occurrence of underground facility events. An event is defined as “the occurrence of downtime, damages, and near misses.” DIRT provides industry stakeholders with a way to anonymously submit data into a comprehensive database for analysis of the factors that lead to events.

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CSA S250 Mapping of Underground Utilities

This attachment introduces CSA S250 Mapping of Underground Utility Infrastructure which is derived from mapping best practices and internal utility company mapping standards. It encourages a management systems approach to mapping and record keeping. ________________________________________________________________________

2011 CGA DIRT Report

The Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) is the result of the efforts of the Common Ground Alliance (CGA). Data is gathered for 2011 regarding the occurrence of underground facility events. An event is defined as “the occurrence of downtime, damages, and near misses.” DIRT provides industry stakeholders with a way to anonymously submit data into a comprehensive database for analysis of the factors that lead to events.

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CRTC Denies CCGA Application for Shared Use of 811

CRTC Denies CCGA Application for Shared Use of 811 22 Mar 2012. It is with disappointment that the CCGA, its Regional Partners across Canada and its National Stakeholders The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association and the Canadian Gas Association, announce the CRTC decision to deny the CCGA application for shared use of the 811 dialling code. For a Telecom proceeding, the CCGA application generated an unprecedented level of positive response from coast to coast. With that in mind, the CCGA remains confident there is a strong public desire to simplify access to One Call systems in Canada enhancing the integrity of our buried critical infrastructure and above all, better protecting public, worker and Community Safety. To that end, the CCGA and its partners are reviewing the CRTC’s decision and considering next steps. ________________________________________________________________________

CCGA White Paper “Damage Prevention Legislation Elements Required for Canada”

This white paper, developed by the Canadian Common Ground Alliance articulates a series of principles and specific elements for effective legislation that, along with other key elements like improved communication and the development of safe excavation best practices, would result in safer digging practices, greater protection of underground infrastructure, and community safety.

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