O.U.P.S.' Education & Safety Liaisons play a crucial role in our quest to promote safe digging. Working closely with contractors, excavators, contract locators and our member network of utilities and underground facility owners, they travel throughout the state to spread our message. They are also available to conduct FREE safety talks to virtually any audience, including businesses, homeowners associations, community groups, schools and government offices.

For O.U.P.S. members, the liaisons serve another important function. As your representative to the O.U.P.S. management team and staff, they can communicate your comments and insights between member meetings and make sure your voice is heard. They are available to meet with you to discuss questions and concerns related to membership; O.U.P.S. programs, policies and services; and damage prevention.

To request a safety talk, contact the liaison in your geographic area:


Chuck Green
Public Awareness / Services Coordinator
1-800-311-3692, ext. 7250
330-759-8749 (fax)
330-301-1800 (cell)


George Gillespie
Public Awareness / Services Coordinator
1-800-311-3692, ext. 4907
614-889-7965 (fax)
614-747-2012 (cell)


Walt Pegram
Public Awareness / Services Coordinator
1-800-311-3692, ext. 4902
513-774-9148 (fax)
330-720-5237 (cell)


Matt Hennis
Public Awareness / Services Coordinator
330-272-6848 (cell)

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