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,.,_t,,». (5  H ems .... g , ,
r  t I t .;t ti 1 ,!;t.,..  ' .‘-_' hts antelets the etrst tna senesotarttelesthat
1, K ‘ ff‘  I Mt tan!  33¢‘. proposes to focus on how states have responded
,t ; 2,‘ . ,-;5_"- r,’ tftfn tg tn‘, ‘.lt‘,jr‘, «"0 _,_ ‘ wtth success to create a stronger and more uflecllve
V, ‘I,  f,y,’fm ?< V ‘ ' ’ ' A  . “ darnage preyentton program at the state level.
:2-"_ ‘;. - L‘ v E Hopetully stakeholders working together who are
.'~ '_,~‘V_ at}; trytng to get stnttlar legtslatton passed and seem to be
I!’ ‘ Ii getttng nowhere can beneht trorn the ettorts or those who
\.—’,~"; ,- g ' have been suceesshtl tn the past few years. There ts not
I ’ -31 '«‘»-_<§, necessat-tly a best way, but there ts a way.
0 h '0 5 D a m a  a I'm often area at my   to w}ut-_h ears have the
« ' ‘-. best to ram. whtle thete are several states with re rams
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P r n  n t: ,_ ~13. that are etteettue, l would hesttate to tdenttty one as betng
e 0 t - ' " best.
‘ 1? l would encourage you to work together as stakeholders
 a m | n c | u  to llnuidldtislmnizr and rnorehertecttye prograrfi. Donn gust
__ tnr u e ose w o agree wtt you, or you wt sure y cross
the path of those who don't betore you get to the state
Enforcemen 
In Educate those stakeholder groups along the way. changtng
|‘Z_>“f‘|‘_"§;""C“‘ *4 behaytors and/or cultures requtres ytston and pattence,
-\Cl'5.\lm»t ta. t . but also a plan lhear, ”II ts not posstble to get that donetn
H . our state," and l respond that tt ts betng done evexy day by
— '- those who thought tt couldn't be done.
A
 A 5‘ The questtons below were subrnttted to Joe lgel. Mr. lgel,
’  ‘; recently rettrcd as VICE prestdent ui the George] lgel & Co,
- lnc, a 107-year old tatntly bustness, where he scrved tn
I nutnerous departments for over 35 years, most recently in
t ‘ Health, satety gr Educatton as well as Human Resources
,   l . ‘
. . ~ « \ e He has been active tn the ohto uttltttes l-roteetton
. ‘K 73' r W ‘ Selgllce tolr ovsdr 15 years, as a eornmtttee nlternber prior
1 c 5 , ,  3 to etng e ecte as a trustee representtng tte excavatton
_  t E‘ :5 tndustry and ltas served as secretary to the Board, chatr
J, K. . \"4__ t ’ ;-‘tt-5 and on nutnentus eornmtttees. He has been aettue tn
'  -. ‘A r_ g the central ohto Damage Preventlon council, a CCA
Wt ‘ , / . \ ~ ~. t » Reglunr1lI’axtn2I', also serytng as tltetr prestdent. He has
,r‘_ \ ‘ _ » been aettye tn the ohto contractors Assoetatton, the ohto
. (4 \  ._ - _ .,. - chapter of the Amerlcan subcontractors Asmclallon, the
‘gm _  3-1 4. .2 ‘\" ’ Eulldcr~" Exchange otcentral ohto, and eo-chatr uilhc
- ; '1 V  3‘ ; ohto underground Damage Preventlon coalttton, whtoh
‘ . -t. t "-. ,—.s '~_, ' worked to tntproye the legtslattye envlxunmcnt tn ohto
 ‘ an‘ [A1 .4 I and recently helped secure a second set of lsghlallve‘ ‘
Y L r 9 g , tmproyements tn the dtg laws tn ohto. He currently serves
—_ — ‘l- v‘ ‘ 1 ‘ .9 1 , as a member of the underground Teehnteal cornmtttee
: ' - __ ‘   turc). charged wtth enfnrclng the most recent reytston to
-1' V _-, K _ U,/"' 5. .‘;‘. '.- Ohio's law
W I « i '1 ‘ ' ' ' ' ' y  when was ohtos dig law passed?
‘ ;_ _{ _’*_ ‘ t; ‘VT.-;";~‘ The law that we are currently operattng under ts a reytston,
.afls....l..- ~ a ' ‘ actually the second reytston, to the ortgtnal that dates back
' ' , _ to 1989. The law was updated to retlect new technologtes
‘- and tnterpretattons tn December zmz The entoreetnent
proytstons were passed tn 2014 and enacted tn 2015,
although the urc was not "sealed" unttl Ianuazy 2016.
Can you stmnnrmze the steps in getting the enforcement
yravisiml ynsserf and how long the process tank?
Many stakeholders telt the stngle largest shoncomtng of
, _ y , _, the old law was tts lack of entorcernent. sorne pantes were
* if I!’ -w-‘ ,‘,_ ' , cotntortable wtth thts deaetency and getttng tltetn to gtye
. _ _ _ ‘ _ ,_ up that level of comfort was dtrheult. ln additlon, there are
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