On December 20, 2012, Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 458 into law. The bill contains language that improves Ohio’s current damage prevention law (ORC 3781.25-32 and 153.64). The new legislation, which becomes effective March 27, 2013, is designed to increase public safety by enhancing communications and cooperation amongst stakeholders.

Below you will find House Bill 458 and supporting documents that may be of help to you as you are educating your organization(s) and the general public about the updates to Ohio’s damage prevention law. These resources have been designed to support one another and we encourage you to use them as such.

  • House Bill 458 – We have yet to receive the very final version of the bill. However, this document is the Act that was signed by the Governor in December and is inclusive of all language. Please note that all text that is stricken is language that has been removed from the law and all text that is underlined is new language.
  • House Bill 458 PowerPoint – This PowerPoint is an overview of the background of House Bill 458 and the changes/updates contained within it. Speaker notes are included at the bottom of each slide.
  • House Bill 458 Primary Conceptual Changes (Talking Points) – This document lists the primary changes/updates within the updated legislation. This piece is designed specifically to compliment the PowerPoint presentation.
  • House Bill 458 FAQs – We have developed a list of anticipated Frequently Asked Questions in relation to House Bill 458. Please note that this document may change over time as more FAQs arise.

President Obama proclaims December 2010 "Critical Infrastructure Protection Month"

O.U.P.S. Partners With NASCAR Driver Joey Logano
(February 2010)

NASCAR Rookie of the Year Joey Logano knows the importance of safety and being prepared. Early in his first season he was nearly taken out by a crash at Dover Raceway when his car spun off of and back on to the track. He was then hit, forcing his car into a spiral where he rolled seven times before landing on the roof of the No. 20 Home Depot car.

So in order to encourage safety, Ohio Utilities Protection Service, along with ten other states, has renewed its contract with the 2009 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year. The deal includes new print, radio and television ads that feature Logano and the 8-1-1 Call Before You Dig campaign.

Logano’s premier season was undoubtedly a season to remember. He took 26 Rookie of the Race honors in just 36 races and ended the season with one victory, three top-five and seven top-10 finishes, making starts in all 36 Sprint Cup events.

Logano’s win came in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire making him the youngest winner in Sprint Cup history. In Sprint point standings he finished 20th after starting 43rd at the beginning of the year, sliding ahead of all the other rookies and racing greats like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Elliott Sadler and Michael Waltrip.

In the Nationwide series he finished 14th and had five wins, 13 top-five and 16 top 10 finishes.

O.U.P.S. is proud to partner with this future NASCAR legend to promote safe digging!

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