Entries by OUNC

Letter to Utility Operators, Excavators and Locators regarding COVID-19

View PDF of Letter Utility Operators, Excavators, Locators: The Oregon Utility Notification Center (OUNC) through its contractor, One Call Concepts, continues to operate the 811 call center to support essential excavation work throughout the state. The call center remains open and fully function. The OUNC does not expect its members or excavators will see any […]

Scott Gallegos – April is Dig Safely Month – Why should people call 811?

Practicing social distancing by staying at home provides a great opportunity to get outdoors and do a little more yard work. This, and the fact that Safe Digging Month is right around the corner, are all the more reason to remind the public about safe digging best practices. Scott Gallegos, NW Natural‘s Damage Prevention Supervisor […]

Congratulations to Bryan Baxter, who received the 2019 Morrison Award!

Congratulations to Bryan Baxter, who received the 2019 Morrison Award! OUNC awarded Bryan during a heartfelt ceremony attended by Jarrod Morrison’s family and established members of the PGE community who knew and worked with Jarrod during his career. Bryan Baxter has been a leader in Oregon damage prevention for more than a decade. His creative […]

OUNC was a proud sponsor at this years Dozer Day in Vancouver on May 18-19.

OUNC was a proud sponsor at this years Dozer Day in Vancouver on May 18-19. This year we had a coloring contest to teach kids what color codes match to underground utilities. Over 135 kids participated and proudly hung their drawings on our 811 trailer. We want to thank our volunteers from NW Natural who […]

OUNC partnered with NW Natural for career day

The Oregon Utility Notification Center / OUNC partnered with NW Natural at this years career day at the Career Technical Education Center in Salem, OR! Tobin Werner, NW Natural, shared natural gas safety information as well as job opportunities in the industry with the students. We also shared the importance of calling 811 before any […]

OUNC was a proud sponsor of the first NWUCA Construction Career Day

OUNC was a proud sponsor of the first NWUCA Construction Career Day held at NW College of Construction. Students from Sam Barlow, Parkrose, Washougal, Reynolds, David Douglas, and Franklin high schools attended. Each activity station gave the students demonstrations on installing piping, virtual reality equipment simulation, and other job related skills. After stopping by our […]