Together in Safety,
Stronger in Collaboration

ACTS (Aligning Change to Succeed) formerly ESA (Excavation Safety Alliance) believes excavation safety and damage prevention solutions are possible only when everyone at the table is recognized as an important piece of the puzzle. Our mission is to provide the platform to help damage prevention professionals create and implement effective solutions based on mutual trust and respect for one another.

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What We Do

Every ESA initiative, from conferences to publications, is wholly focused on improving safety in excavation through collaboration.

At the center of all of these initiatives is you, damage prevention professional, and others like you in the industry. Because, at the end of the day, ESA doesn't employ any SUE experts, GPR specialists, or trenchless professionals (As you'll see in the team listings below). From Conference speakers, to Magazine authors, to Town Hall panelists, we rely on the diverse perspectives of industry experts. Our superpower is creating spaces and platforms for those perspectives to come together Places where discussions become collaboration and collaboration leads to solutions. 

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Global DPS

A tradition 21 years strong, the Global Damage Prevention Summit attracts attendees from around the world. Join us in Dallas in 2025.

Global DPS 2024

Excavation Safety Magazine

The damage prevention industry's go-to publication for the latest news, technology, and opinions in excavation safety.

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Excavation Safety Guide

Excavation Safety Guide & Directory is an annual resource directory for boots-on-the-ground workers offering in-depth articles written by industry experts. Over 10.6 million Guides have been printed since 2005.


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Pipeline Ag Safety Alliance

PASA consists of a dedicated group of utility operators that have teamed up with the National Association of County Agricultural Agents to help deliver safety messages to farmers and ranchers around the nation.

Learn more about PASA

ACTS Town Halls

Town Halls are free-to-attend monthly cross-industry discussions on rotating topics within damage prevention and excavation safety. Hundreds of professionals join and contribute their voices to improve safety for everyone.

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Register for the next Town Hall

Meet the ESA Team

ESA headquarters is located in beautiful Bloomington, Minnesota. The team is small, hard working, and passionate about damage prevention. You've likely seen our faces bustling around conference floors or popping in during ESA Town Halls. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any one of us with a question, concern, or a 'Hello'!


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Whitney Price

VP of Operations

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Vicki Husome

Partnership Manager


Brenda Hansen

Partnership Success Coordinator

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Levi Mills

Marketing Manager

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Michael Sovereign

Marketing Coordinator

Get In Touch With Us!

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