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OUNC works with Governor to proclaim April, 2011 Safe Digging Month

As part of the national effort to raise awareness of safe digging practices, and encourage the use of 811 to request locates of underground facilities. The Oregon Utility Notification Center (OUNC) board of directors worked with Governor Kitzhaber to issue a proclamation naming April 2011 “Oregon Safe Digging Month”. In the proclamation the Governor has […]

Locator Training classes filling up fast

The Locator Training classes sponsored by OUNC have filled up quickly. We have held 6 successful classes. 195 Locators have received training. The majority of the costs for these classes are underwritten by the OUNC and are offered to you at only $100 per person. The class is limited to the first 40 registrants, and […]

GOSH CONFERENCE – 2011

There were over 1,500 attendees each day at the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety & Health Conference held March 7-10, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center. OUNC’s booth looked great with the addition of our new mascot, Bud, Jr. For the first time ever at the GOSH Conference, skilled forklift operators competed for cash prizes at […]

811 on the Internet

Processing locates on the Internet is FUN! No sitting on hold! No waiting for an operator to answer the phone. You can process your requests 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Registering to process your locate requests online is easy. Go to www.callbeforeyoudig.org – click the icon that guides you to the professional […]

Contractor’s Breakfast

A Contractor’s Breakfast sponsored by LBUCC and ELUCC was held at NW Natural’s offices in Albany recently and was a success again this year. This breakfast has been going on annually for the past few years and has provided an opportunity for both utilities and contractors to get together over breakfast to discuss their success […]

OUNC Honors Members’ Service

On January 13, 2010 the OUNC Board of Directors took some time at their monthly board meeting to honor a couple of their members for service above and beyond the call. Gary Hyatt of Northwest Natural Gas who participated as one of the crafters of the One Call Law retired from the board in November […]

Kids at local pre-school get a lesson on the Oregon One Call Law

Oregon Dig Law Mini Class: During a play session within the preschool a couple of the kids were playing in the dirt when one of them yelled “We need to be careful of the electric wires underground.” One of the teachers is the daughter of NW Natural employee Carmen Giancana who thought that it would […]

OUNC works with Governor to proclaim April, 2010 Safe Digging Month

As part of the national effort to raise awareness of safe digging practices, and encourage the use of 811 to request locates of underground facilities. The Oregon Utility Notification Center (OUNC) board of directors worked with Governor Kulongoski to issue a proclamation naming April 2010 “Oregon Safe Digging Month”. In the proclamation the Governor has […]

Call Before Digging to Avoid Underground Utility Lines

Did you know it’s the law to find out where buried pipes, wires and cables are located before you dig? I didn’t. It’s free. And if you don’t find out and then damage an underground utility line, you’ll have to pay to get it repaired. Eeek. I’d say a quick call to 811 is worth […]

OUNC participates in 2009 GOSH Conference

OUNC Board members Anita Floyd (Qwest), Gary Hyatt(NW Natural) and Jennifer Carter (Emery & Sons) staff the Oregon Dig Safely booth on opening day at the Portland Convention Center for the GOSH (Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health) Conference held March 10-11, 2009 in Portland, Oregon. Over 2,000 employers, safety and health professionals, safety committee members, […]