2011 Damage Prevention Summit

The first Missouri Common Ground Alliance (MCGA) Damage Prevention Summit was held in Columbia, Missouri on November 9th & 10th, 2011. In addition to free safety training, including 10-Hour OSHA, Confined Space, Trench Safety, etc. , this two-day event also hosts an exhibit hall with booths and heavy equipment, as well as a locator rodeo, an equipment rodeo, an auction to raise funds for an industry charity, door prizes, and even some great food … all for free! Missouri LICA is honored to serve as host for the equipment rodeo. Jake Gingerich and about a dozen other LICA members set up equipment and provided judges for the rodeo. With over 1,500 attendees, this first Missouri CGA Summit had the largest attendance of any Common Ground Alliance Safety Summit across the country. Derek Leffert, with Missouri One Call System, and Mark Woodward, with Missouri Employers Mutual (MEM) Insurance worked with dozens of volunteers from the utility and contracting communities to make this Summit such a tremendous success.