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MEMBER 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.

 

 

 

Member Options

To meet the differing needs of our members, O.U.P.S. offers the following membership options. The option you choose
determines your dues, voting power and stakeholder representation on the O.U.P.S. Board of Trustees.


 

 

 

Owners or operators of underground facilities who receive excavation notifications from O.U.P.S.

 

Voting member benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Meets compliance requires of the Ohio Revised Code section 3781.26(A)
  • Receipt of timely excavation notices
  • Access to O.U.P.S.’ electronic positive response system
  • Electronic and voice-recorded data stored for your legal protection
  • Participation in O.U.P.S.’ organizational direction and strategy
  • Demonstrates your company’s commitment to safety and quality service
  • Stakeholder representation on the O.U.P.S. Board of Trustees

 

Owners or operators of underground facilities who receive excavation notices from O.U.P.S. (but will not have any voting power or representation on O.U.P.S.' board).

 

LBP member benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Meets compliance requires of the Ohio Revised Code section 3781.26(A)
  • Receipt of timely excavation notices
  • Electronic and voice-recorded data stored for your legal protection
  • Demonstrates your company’s commitment to safety and quality service

 

 

 

Ohio contractors and excavators who share in our commitment to safe digging and wish to participate in O.U.P.S.' decision-making process.

 

Contractor member benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Stakeholder representation on the O.U.P.S. Board of Trustees
  • The ability to serve on various operating committees advising the Board of Trustees on operational issues
  • Access to your O.U.P.S. tickets via O.U.P.S.’ long term storage system
  • The ability to network your organization and services

 

Companies that do not own or operate underground facilities but wish to be involved in safe digging initiatives.

 

Associate member benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Ability to network your organization and services with facility owners, excavators, etc. throughout Ohio
  • Play a role in increasing awareness of O.U.P.S. and keeping your community safe

 

To request more information about our membership options, please contact us via one of these options:

 

— Call us at 1-800-311-3692, option 6
— Email us at membership@oups.org
— Fill out the following form

 

(Note: this 'Member Login' is not to be used for any type of registration for i-dig or any other login request.
This is a set Login that is given to Members automatically when they join.)

Member Login 
 

 

About Us

A vital resource for Ohio residents and businesses, the Ohio Utilities Protection Service acts as a communication link between utility companies and individuals planning any digging activity. This site includes all the information you need to dig safely and protect your community.

 

 

 

Contact O.U.P.S.

Address: 4740 Belmont Ave, Youngstown, OH 44505

Phone: 1-800-362-2764

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