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  • 23 Apr 2017 9:10 PM | Anonymous

    In the fall of 2016 the CCGA released Best Practices Version 2.0. This includes updates developed through regional and stakeholder consensus. It also for the first time is available in French.  

    This is a continuation of the significant goal of the harmonized Best Practices Version 1.0 released in 2014. 

    To order printed copies of The CCGA Best Practices Volume 2.0, please email info@canadiancga.com. Cost per book is $10.00 CDN and includes shipping and handling.

  • 01 Feb 2017 9:09 PM | Anonymous

    We are looking for your help in supporting Bill S-229, An Act respecting underground infrastructure safety, introduced by Senator Grant Mitchell.

    Providing your support is easy to do! Follow this link to learn more. 

  • 23 Feb 2016 8:43 PM | Anonymous

    On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to present the ABCGA 2015 annual report. This report summarizes some of our many accomplishments in 2015. We appreciate contributions from you, our volunteers, and your dedication to ensuring public, environmental and worker safety; and above all, enhancing the integrity of our critical underground infrastructure - Alberta’s economic backbone.

    Michelle Tetreault
    Executive Director

  • 09 Oct 2015 12:54 PM | Anonymous

    Danatec Educational Services Ltd. and Global Training Centre have been granted full endorsement of their joint online supervisory level ground disturbance training program as meeting the requirements of the ABCGA Standard 201, Ground Disturbance - Supervisory.  

  • 17 Sep 2015 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    The Western Canada 2014 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report provides detailed analyses and recommendations pertaining to the submitted buried asset damage event reports in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.

    Download the Western Canada 2014 DIRT Report (4MB - PDF)

  • 16 Jul 2015 9:24 AM | Anonymous
    By Action of the Board on 15 July 2015, Alberta Hot Line Inc.. has been granted full endorsement of their online Safe Digging training program as meeting the requirements of the ABCGA Standard 201, Ground Disturbance - Supervisory.

  • 19 Jun 2015 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    By Action of the Board on 17 June 2015, Astec Safety inc. has been granted full endorsement of their online Ground Disturbance for Supervisors training program as meeting the requirements of the ABCGA Standard 201, Ground Disturbance - Supervisory.

  • 24 Mar 2015 6:09 PM | Anonymous


    Alberta has a very comprehensive and complex infrastructure that provides essential goods and services to all Albertans. Each year there are numerous instances where the integrity of this infrastructure is jeopardized by improperly conducted ground disturbances. Failure to Click, Tap or Call Before You Dig to have buried facilities identified and their locations marked prior to disturbing the ground is the most frequent cause of buried facility damages.

    The consequences of damage to buried facilities can include service disruptions, environmental contamination, property damage, personal injury and death.

    All ground disturbers, including contractors, excavators, homeowners and land owners, can save time and money and keep themselves and our province safe and connected by following ground disturbance and buried facility damage prevention Best Practices. These include making that simple call to Alberta One-Call in advance of any ground disturbance project, waiting for the buried facility locates to be done, respecting the locate marks, exposing any conflicting buried facilities before using mechanical excavation equipment and digging with care.

    The stakeholders in the buried facility damage prevention process – the digging community, buried facility owners and operators, buried facility locators, regulatory agencies, training providers and the one-call centre – all agree that the prevention of damage to buried facilities is a shared responsibility.

    The organizations endorsing this initiative strongly advocate:

    • the need to Click, Tap or Call Before You Dig;
    • membership in Alberta One-Call by all buried facility owners and operators;
    • formal ground disturbance training for commercial ground disturbers; and
    • use of Alberta One-Call to request buried facility locates.

    As April is the traditional start-up of the annual digging season, the Alberta Common Ground Alliance proclaims April as SAFE DIGGING MONTH and encourages all ground disturbers to always Click, Tap or Call Before You Dig.

    Click Before You Dig


  • 19 Mar 2015 3:40 PM | Anonymous

    EAPUOC (Edmonton Area Pipeline and Utility Operators' Committee Safety Seminar & Trade Show takes place on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 7am - 4:30pm at Festival Place in Sherwood Park, AB.

    Visit www.eapuoc.com for full details.

    $52.50 (includes GST)
    Entrance Ticket includes Trade Show, Seminar,
    Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee Breaks

    Trade Show Participation
    $367.50 (includes GST)
    MOVE IN – Monday, April 6, 2015 / 1pm - 5pm
    TEAR DOWN – Immediately Following Seminar

    Contact Information
    To Order Tickets, Reserve Trade Show Booth Space
    or obtain information on the event
    Contact Judy McBride
    judymcbride@shaw.ca • 780.467.0649

  • 08 Jan 2015 10:18 AM | Anonymous


    Event Details

    Join the Alberta Common Ground Alliance in Calgary as we bring together the digging community working towards Creating a Culture of Safety.

    Theme: Communication is the key to safety      

    March 4, 2015
    Where? Commonwealth Centre
    Unit 1177 - 3961 52 Avenue NE
    Calgary, AB


Next ABCGA Event

  • 21 Oct 2019 7:30 AM
    Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre, 4404 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton

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