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.
April 28, 2021
Tux Jackson of Plains All American joins us to discuss the importance of 811 and damage prevention. We explain the responsibilities of underground facility operators in the one-call process. The discussion breaks down the operator's role in public awareness before the call and damage prevention after the locate request has been made.
April 21, 2021
In this special episode of Digging Deep we sit down with Cherokee Ballard from Oklahoma Natural Gas to discuss the significance of National Safe Digging Month and the importance of contacting OKIE811 before you dig.
April 14, 2021
Jason Crowe, Green Equipment Company, joins us to discuss damage prevention culture. All stakeholders of underground facilities have a role in protecting workers, promoting safety, and prevention of damage. By utilizing partnerships within the industry our efforts can be more successful and rewarding.
March 10, 2021
During our talk with Betsey Kulakowski with Oklahoma Safety Council, we discuss our partnership, upcoming events, and training that OSC provides. Be sure to listen about OSHA changes because of the pandemic and the new presidency.