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Southwest Ohio Utility Safety Council


The Southwest Ohio Utility Safety Council was created to bring together underground facility operators, government agencies, excavators, industry associations and service providers to address issues related to the goal of improving safety and reducing damage to underground and overhead facilities, to provide cooperation and coordination of construction activities, and to improve communication, involvement and commitment to these goals.


                                                            The council meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. (except when holidays interfere), at HDR Inc.,9987 Carver Rd,

                                                            Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH



Dave Berens

Chairperson and CGA Regional Partner Representative
City of Cincinnati
801 Plum St, Ste 425
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Ray Courts

AMS, Safety Director
10670 Loveland Maderia Rd
Loveland, OH 45140

Frank Ward

Charter Communications
11252 Cornell Park Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45242

George Gillespie and Jack Bennett

Ohio Utilities Protection Service
7689 Brandonway Dr
Dublin, OH 43017
800-311-3692, ext. 4907
614-747-2012 Cell
614-889-7965 Fax


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Meeting Minutes

The Southwest Ohio Utility Safety Council meets the first Tuesday of each month. Minutes from previous meetings are posted below as PDF files. To download and print them, you must have Adobe© Acrobat® Reader®. If you do not have this computer program, visit for a free copy.


  • November 7th
  • September 5
  • August — Annual Dinner - No Minutes
  • July 11
  • June — Unavailable
  • May 5
  • April — Unavailable
  • March — Unavailable
  • February — Unavailable
  • January — Unavailable




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