April 21, 2022
April is National Safe Digging Month. Shane Palmer with USIC talks about the importance of 811 and how the locating industry works.
March 23, 2022
We had a great time during the 2022 Oklahoma Excavation Safety Expo. Don't take just our word for it, we asked attendees, exhibitors, and trainers what it was like to be a part of the EXPO. Listen to what they had to say, and plan on being part of next year's largest conference in Oklahoma dedicated to excavation safety and damage prevention.
February 9, 2022
On Digging Deep this month, we discuss the importance of a shared vision from different stakeholders in the Damage Prevention Industry. Listen in as Jason Crowe of Green Equipment Company and Tim Teel with Summit Utilities share their perspectives in collaborating to keep excavators safe and utilities protected from damage.
December 21, 2021
There have been a few updates to the Oklahoma Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Act that went into effect on November 1, 2021. In this special episode, OKIE811's Executive Director, Susan Bohl joined Jeff Kaufmann of the Oklahoma Gas Association to discuss these changes and how it affects the one-call process.
August 25, 2021
We wrap up the OKIE811 series with a conversation with Jerrell Welch, Director of Operations. We discuss the technology used to process locate requests from mapping to phone systems. The future of damage prevention with advancements in technology are improving the safety of workers around underground facilities. Check out this podcast for some serious Damage Prevention Geek talk.
August 18, 2021
The OKIE811 Series continues with this week's guest, Angie Niemeyer. Angie is the Director of Business and Education Services. We discuss the evolution of OKIE811's Education and Outreach efforts over the last 15 years and look to the future with new ideas. Listen in as M.G. talks with his boss about all things OKIE811.
August 4, 2021
This month we are going to celebrate 811 Day (August 11th) by providing a series of podcasts about OKIE811. In our first episode, we sit down with our Executive Director, Susan Bohl, to discuss the changes in OKIE811 since the establishment of the organization and through her leadership.
July 22, 2021
Working safely in Oklahoma is about preparedness. Not only do you need to contact OKIE811 prior to your excavation projects, you need to be prepared to work in Oklahoma extreme temperatures as well. John Graham with EMSA Oklahoma shares with us how to be prepared and stay safe when working in the heat of summer, and the cold of winter.
June 16, 2021
Cecilia Stewart of Enable Midstream joins us this week to discuss their efforts in public awareness and communication with excavators. We share stories of how to go beyond what the locate request says in order to be more proactive for future projects. Enable Midstream and OKIE811 collaborated in providing 811 information to mandarin speaking workers in Oklahoma, check out how that came about in this podcast.
May 19, 2021
Tim Teel, Damage Prevention Coordinator of CenterPoint Energy shares with us the importance of 811. Being a local distribution company, CernterPoint Energy promotes safe digging not only to professional excavators but also the general public and homeowners. We discuss getting the message to anyone who may use a shovel.