MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

The Ohio Revised Code section 3781.26(A) states that "Each utility that owns or operates underground utility facilities shall participate in and register the location of its underground utility facilities with a protection service that serves the area where the facilities are located".

Becoming an O.U.P.S. member not only keeps your company in compliance with state law, but also demonstrates a strong commitment to the safety and well-being of the consumers and communities you serve.

Voting member benefits:

  • Meets compliance requirements of the Ohio Revised Code section (3781.26(A) ("Each utility that owns or operates underground utility facilities shall participate in and register the location of its underground utility facilities with a protection service that serves the area where the facilities are located")
  • Unlimited, around-the-clock access to skilled Customer Service Representative using state-of-the-art mapping technology
  • Ability to select service area grids or polygon database
  • Receipt of timely excavation notices with customized routing options
  • Participant in O.U.P.S. Positive Response System
  • Electronic and voice-recorded data stored for your legal protection
  • Participation in O.U.P.S.' organizational direction and strategy
  • Complimentary access to O.U.P.S.' public education programs and supporting materials
  • Demonstrates your company's commitment to safety and quality service
  • Stakeholder representative on the O.U.P.S. Board of Trustees

LBP member benefits:

  • Meets compliance requirements of the Ohio Revised Code section (3781.26(A) ("Each utility that owns or operates underground utility facilities shall participate in and register the location of its underground utility facilities with a protection service that serves the area where the facilities are located")
  • Unlimited, around-the-clock access to skilled Customer Service Representatives using state-of-the-art mapping technology
  • Receipt of timely excavation notices O.U.P.S. will forward your contact information to callers planning digging or excavation projects within areas your underground facilities may be involved
  • Electronic and voice-recorded data stored for your legal protection
  • Illustrates your company's commitment to safety and quality service

Contractor member benefits:

  • Industry Representation — O.U.P.S. bylaws allow for a contractor member to represent his or her industry group with a seat on the Board of Trustees
  • Organizational Voice — Members have the ability to serve on various operating committees advising the Board of Trustees on operational issues
  • Public Education Program — Complimentary access to O.U.P.S.' public education program and supporting materials
  • Networking — The ability to network your organization and services
  • Long Term Storage — Access to dig tickets from the conception of Newtin at your fingertips via O.U.P.S.' long term storage system
  • Consortium Buying — The opportunity to purchase from a limited catalog of safety related items at a discounted rate through our consortium buying program

Associate member benefits:

  • Ability to network your organization and service
  • Access to O.U.P.S. mapping database
  • Informative membership mailings
  • Networking opportunities with facility owners and operators throughout Ohio
  • Play a role in increasing awareness of O.U.P.S. and keeping your community safe

For specific membership questions, you can contact one of our member consultants directly at 1-800-311-3692, ext. 4903 or membership@oups.org.

Request more information about the above membership options or download a membership application.

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