Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 15

Aaron has been working as a Damage
Prevention Technician for 6 years. He
first started locating in a sparse suburban area and now transferred into
the big city to help serve PVS' growing customers' needs. When Aaron
decided to transfer into this new urban
area, he knew the distance was closer
to his home, but other than the distance, Aaron didn't consider how the
new location would impact his day-today activities.
Only a couple days into operating in
his new work area and Aaron already
understood that jobs in the city just take
longer to complete and drive to. Time
consumption hurts efficiency and is
just plainly the locator's enemy. When
Aaron plans his drives from job-to-job,
he knows getting lost or stuck at intersections with no left turns, or not finding anywhere to park can literally take
money out of his pockets at the end
of the day.
Aaron pulls up to his first job of the
day and checks parking signs carefully.
There are so many tow zones in the
city and parking in an incorrect zone
can ruin an entire work day. He gets to
work locating the utility lines and realizes he needs to capture some markings on the roadway. Aaron makes a call
to his supervisor so he can get traffic
safety assistance.
Aaron turns on his van's warning
lights and high power traffic directors.
Cars whizz by as he waits for an opening to lay down some pylons. His supervisor keeps an eye on potential traffic
hazards while Aaron works quickly but
cautiously. The sun catches the reflective strips on his vest providing advance
warning to motorists. Traffic is heavy
with aggressive drivers and the pylons
don't make Aaron feel any safer as
cars race by. There is so much movement and noise on the street, it's easy
to become distracted and slip-up. But
Aaron focuses his senses and completes the locate without encountering
any safety near-misses.
At the next job site, the utility corridor is congested with infrastructure
and Aaron has difficulty distinguishing
between the utilities. He looks at each
utility record, including multiple utility
sub maps. Aaron then tries to find a
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017

President’s Message
The History of Locates in Ontario
Walking in a Locator’s Boots
The Challenges of Private Locates
Locates Made Easy For All of Us
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - Intro
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - cover1
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - cover2
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 3
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 4
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 5
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 6
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - President’s Message
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 8
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - The History of Locates in Ontario
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 10
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 11
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 12
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - Walking in a Locator’s Boots
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 14
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 15
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 16
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 17
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 18
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - The Challenges of Private Locates
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 20
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 21
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - Locates Made Easy For All of Us
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 23
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 24
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 25
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 26
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - cover3
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - cover4
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