February 21st


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Salem, Oregon



The Pavilon, 2330 17th St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

Calling all locators, excavators, facility operators, and emergency responders

About This Event

This FREE educational event brings stakeholders in excavation safety together to support the common goal of damage prevention and safe digging.

811 excavator rodeo

Don't miss this unique excavation event!

A variety of sessions led by industry experts will be offered throughout the day, as well as sponsor/vendor booths displaying industry products and services and much more. 

  • FREE Registration includes lunch
  • Indoors (but in the dirt) demonstrations
  • Valuable vendor contacts and networking opportunities
  • Classes and vendor interaction
  • Industry Lessons Learned and Best Practices
  • Expanded demonstration session - damage prevention tools and products
  • Great door prizes
  • FREE T-Shirts
  • Raffle drawing with grand prize from:
Utility locator

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Salem, Oregon

1590 Weston Court NE
Salem, OR 97301

Room block is under: Oregon Utility Safety Summit for Feb. 20 & 21, 2018

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Oregon State Fair
& Exposition Center

The Pavilion

2330 17th St NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

An event you don't want to miss!

Meet Your Next Customer

7:00AM - 8:30AM

Registration Opens

Check-in, continental breakfast, and exhibitor booths
8:30AM - 9:00AM

Cross Bores

Scott Brown, Washington Gas
9:00AM - 10:00AM

Keynote Speaker - Gary Norland

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Break - Exhibitors

10:45AM - 11:00AM

Distracted Driving

Jessica Malmstedt, Williams
11:00AM - 11:30AM

Trench Collapse Case Study

Chief Kenny Frentress, Tualatin Valley Fire
11:30AM - 1:00PM

Lunch & In Memory Of - Excavator Safety

Mike Riffe, PGE
1:00PM - 1:45PM

Break - Exhibits

1:45PM - 2:45PM

Mock Line Strike Demo

2:45PM - 3:00PM

Break - take your seats

3:00PM - 3:15PM

The Oregon 811 App

Adam Franco, OCC
3:15PM - 4:00PM

Excavation Safety Training

Scott Gallegos, NWN
4:00PM - 4:15PM

Grand Prize Raffle Drawing

Experience the Pacific Northwest with Hillsboro Aviation, the Northwest’s premier private charter company since 1980.
1 hour flight, for the raffle winner and up to 3 people of their choice (dependent on passenger weight though). They can choose to leave from the Hillsboro Aviation facility or if in the summer, they can drive to Mount St, Helens site and ride the flight tour above Mount St. Helens.
4:15PM - 4:30PM

End of day wrap up / CEU / Certificate of Attendance


The winner of the $100 cash drawing for early registration was Shawn Anderchuck, with R-2 Contractors in Bend, OR. Congratulations!

Registration is closed.

Gary Norland

Gary Norland’s message is about life after 12,500 volts. Because of his lack of focus for just a moment, he experienced a life changing injury. But he wasn’t the only one who’s life changed.

Gary’s presentation talks about life before, during and after his accident. He explains how his choice to avoid the use of proper safety equipment and rushing the clock cost him his independence and so much more. Do you consider your family, coworkers or community when you take a shortcut? Gary talks about the impact of his injury on the people close to him, but he also shares how it impacted his community.

Get Involved

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available.
Contact our Event Coordinators at 503-781-6988 or 541-912-7928 or email 




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