Entries by OUNC

Rodeo Clown JJ Harrison Promotes Call 811

Rodeo clown JJ Harrison has held the “Northwest Clown of the Year” title for the past five years. At the Ellensberg Rodeo while demonstrating his trade, he used his teaching skills to promote Call 811! JJ Harrison grew up in Okanogan, Wash., where his love for the rodeo began. He took his passion to college […]

OUNC works with Governor to proclaim April, 2012 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 2012 “Oregon Safe Digging Month”. In the proclamation the Governor has […]

811 Damage Prevention Bike by Paul Jr. Designs

One Call Concepts, Inc. (OCC) commissioned Paul Jr. Designs to create the 811 Damage Prevention Bike. The 811 Bike was unveiled at the 2011 Greater Chesapeake Damage Prevention Training Conference November 2, 2011, in Ocean City, Maryland. A second unveiling will take place at the Common Ground Alliance Conference scheduled for March 6-8, 2012 at […]

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 […]