Two-Part Webinar Series: Call Before You Dig

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Excavation projects are critical for the development and construction of utility systems, such as drinking and wastewater pipes, traditional and renewable energy sources, and broadband internet. To reduce damages, all safety protocols within the excavation process must be adhered to from the beginning of a project through its conclusion. These safety procedures usually begin with a call to a state one-call notification center prior to excavation.

Webinar One: Best Safety Practices for Contractors Engaged in Utility Excavation
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

In this session, attendees will learn the importance of contacting a one-call notification center along with some other best practices, including proper documentation and record keeping, that must be considered throughout the construction of utility infrastructure.

Attendees also will become familiarized with the resources that are available through AGC memberships, the Common Ground Alliance, federal agencies, and local one-call notification centers.


Sam Hall
VP, Damage Prevention Institute
Common Ground Alliance

Sam Hall brings more than two decades of industry experience and a strong regulatory background to his new position as Vice President, where he will lead the DPI’s development of stakeholder metrics to drive efficiencies in the damage prevention system. In this role, Hall will also collaborate with industry leaders and key CGA committees to create a peer-reviewed accreditation process.

Prior to joining CGA, Hall served as Senior Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for more than 15 years, actively engaging with damage prevention stakeholders from the local level to internationally. Hall additionally brings years of experience with data management and analytics in the private sector, as well as in local and federal government, including the development and implementation of metrics and evaluation mechanisms for grant programs, public awareness programs, emergency management systems and state excavation damage prevention law enforcement programs.

Bruce Magee
Region Product Development Manager
United Rentals

In his role at United Rentals, Bruce focuses on training support for key customers. He has 30 years of service in underground safety solutions, and more than 40 years in the field of industrial equipment distribution.

pecializing in trench and excavation work, he has delivered more than 400 OSHA Competent Person Classes to the underground construction industry and has presented on this topic at more than 100 engineering conferences across North America.

Webinar Two: Legal Liabilities for Utility Excavation Damages
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

In this session, attendees will learn legal liabilities they could face if they commit damages and what federal laws and regulations they could be in violation of for failure to adhere to all safety practices.

Speakers include an AGC member that handles safety and PHMSA community liaison officer.


Brent Hunziker
VP of Natural Gas Operations
Whitaker Construction

Brent Hunziker has been with Whitaker since 1997. Over the years, he has contributed to the company as a laborer, fuser, foreman, estimator, and project manager before landing his current position of Vice President of Operations for Natural Gas. “I am very excited for the growth of the natural gas division in the next few years,” he says, adding that the division’s trajectory is creating upward movement in positions and expanding the area Whitaker serves.

David Mulligan
Community Liaison Officer, OPS Western Region
Office of Pipeline Safety (PHMSA)

Dave Mulligan is a Community Liaison for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and is based in the Western Region. Dave’s focus area is expanding pipeline safety outreach efforts within local communities while interfacing with federal, state, and local government bodies to support the goal of zero pipeline incidents. He remains engaged on topics that include damage prevention and excavation enforcement; policy and program development; inspection processes; community outreach; technical services; and technology and data information systems. Dave has been involved in several high-profile pipeline incidents serving as a liaison between public entities and federal/state agencies and remains a well-connected, trusted leader, and relationship builder in the pipeline safety stakeholder pool.

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