Recap Video: Relive the 2019 MWDPTC

Now is your chance to relive your favorite memories from the 2019 Midwest Damage Prevention Training ConferenceView the recap video that features conference highlights such as the Welcome Reception Luau, an inspiring keynote from Chief Richard Picciotto and plenty of learning opportunities and fun for industry professionals. 

Weren’t able to attend the 2019 conference? Take a look at what you missed, and be sure to mark your calendar for the 2020 MWDPTC, taking place Nov. 11-13 in French Lick, Indiana. 

IURC 2020 Safety Days Training

The IURC will be offering multiple safety training sessions throughout the state during April and May. Safety Days are designed for all those involved in utility safety, including excavators, utility employees, locators and emergency responders. During this free training, participants will be educated on the Indiana dig law, best practices and documenting worksites through classroom-style segments and live demonstrations. Additionally, participants will have the chance to win door prizes and promotional items and will be eligible to receive three CEUs. For more information and to register for a Safety Day training near you, click here.

Complimentary Competent Person Trench Safety Training

The Southeast Damage Prevention Council (SEDPC) is inviting contractors and excavators to attend a free OSHA Competent Person Trench Safety class on March 19, 2020. This training is designed for all employees involved in trenching work, including foremen, job superintendents, engineers and any personnel involved in underground projects. Register for this free training session today and stay tuned for more training opportunities! 

National Safe Digging Month Proclamations

National Safe Digging Month, celebrated every April, represents the start of the spring digging season and the importance of contacting Indiana 811 before you dig. Check out Indiana 811’s free marketing toolkit for sample media materials, template news releases and more information on how you can promote National Safe Digging Month and spread the safe digging message. 

Indiana 811 Presents the Indiana Flower + Patio Show

The Indiana Flower + Patio Show, presented by Indiana 811, will be taking over the Indiana State Fairgrounds from March 14-22. With over 300 booths to explore, the Indiana Flower + Patio Show is a great place to shop for home-related products and services, connect with industry experts, enjoy informative presentations and of course, learn more about Indiana 811! Learn more about the show and buy tickets today.

Save the Date – 2020 Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference

The Midwest’s largest damage prevention event will once again return to French Lick, Indiana in November! The annual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (MWDPTC) is being held at the French Lick Resort from November 11-13, 2020. Don’t miss your chance to network with industry professionals and continue your education in damage prevention.

The 2020 MWDPTC will feature conference traditions such as the much-anticipated welcome reception, networking events and an inspiring keynote speech. Plus, attendees can look forward to the most comprehensive schedule of training sessions to date, designed for all stakeholders in the damage prevention community. Early bird registration will begin in May. For more information, please visit the conference website.


In January and February, INPAA held its annual run of Emergency Official Trainings throughout Indiana. The series offered hands-on scenario-based exercises for emergency response professionals seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge about pipeline safety.

INPAA teamed with facility operators to hold 20 two-hour sessions, where attendees worked through discussion-based scenarios of pipeline related emergencies that could take place in their communities. The trainings offered a great way for busy emergency medical services or fire service professionals to stay up to date on pipeline safety knowledge.

This year’s program was also certified by the Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP). Every Emergency Management Agency in attendance will receive an After Action Report to get accreditation and/or be able to apply for an Emergency Management Program Grant for their department. INPAA is thrilled to help play a part in securing grants for agencies all over the state. Thank you to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for ensuring that all of our training programs this year were officially certified.


Indiana 811’s call center is under construction! If you stop by the call center, you might notice that we’re making a few updates to create a fresh new look for our space. Swing by and check out the progress!