Awareness

The GCDPC offers a comprehensive awareness session where member utilities and city agencies cover important learning's for excavators in the Chicago Area.  The program is available to excavators that will be digging in the Chicago Area.  The program is completely free of charge and will be presented at the excavators office.  The entire session runs approximately 2 hours with questions and answers.  To register your company or receive information regarding this program, please complete and submit the registration form below.

Presentation Synopsis

The presentation is divided into several sections whereas various City Agencies and Utilities present an in depth look at their particular area.  The following is brief synopsis for each:

 

DIGGER

Covers current facility protection laws, permitting processes and guidelines that must be followed while working in the City of Chicago.


ComEd

A comprehensive look at how to identify and work safely around electric facilities, what to do if you do damage a electric facility and what to do if the facility remains energized after you damage it to insure your safety.



CDOT: Division of Electrical Operations (DEO)

A comprehensive look at how to identify and work safely around DEO facilities, what to do if you do damage a DEO facility and methods that should be used to avoid damaging DEO facilities.

Bureau of Forestry

A look at how excavation can adversely affect trees and foliage, to the point of creating dangerous situations in the public way.  The how's and why's are presented concerning digging around various landscaping.


Peoples Energy

A comprehensive look at how to identify and work safely around gas facilities, what to do if you do damage a gas facility and what to do if the facility leaking after you damage it to insure your safety.


AT&T

A comprehensive look at how to identify and work around communication facilities, what to do if you do damage a facility and how damages can adversely affect the public.

 

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OUR MISSION

The GCDPC is working hard to promote:

  • Safety and prevent damage to underground facilities.
  • Construction safety through education.
  • The need to call before you dig.
  • The need to coordinate work activities.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

AT&T
DEO
ComEd
DIGGER
Peoples Gas