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Dig|Safely. New York is proud to have 5 very talented Field Representatives and an Operations Manager to help work with excavators and utilities alike.

With Dig|Safely. New York providing "one-call" service to 55 of the 62 counties in New York State, the scope and responsibilities of our Field Representatives has increased dramatically. Their primary mission is to provide support to the local Damage Prevention Councils (DPC's) by way of conducting area safety presentations, exhibiting at industry trade shows and by meeting one-on-one with area excavators and Facility Operators. With the State Law on underground safety in place, Kevin, Chris, Don, Jim, Donna and John are available for FREE presentations to your employees and staff. Their schedules fill quickly, so call today. Remember, these five Field Representatives are a vital link between Dig|Safely. New York and you. Get to know them well because underground safety is everyone's business.

Kevin Hopper (Operations Manager)

(315) 437-7394


Kevin oversees the state-wide Promotion and Education efforts, and helps coordinate the individual Field Reps.

Chris Flaherty (Field Representative)

(716) 392-3973 E-Mail:

Chris serves the counties within the Western New York DPC, and also assists in the UCC  with the counties of Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston.

Don Ross (Field Representative)

(315)553-2358 E-Mail:

Don serves the counties within the Utility Coordinating Committee DPC, and the Southern Tier DPC.

Jim Flint (Field Representative)

(315) 506-9822

Jim serves the counties within the Central New York DPC and the Mohawk Valley DPC.

Donna Shave (Field Representative)

(518) 424-8273

Donna serves the counties within the Northeast DPC and Capital Region DPC.

John Yehl (Field Representative)

(845) 255-4994

John serves the Hudson Valley region of the State which includes the counties of Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester. John also assists in the Capital Region DPC with the counties of Greene and Columbia.

There are many ways Dig|Safely. New York Field Representatives can communicate our underground safety message to area excavators and utility operators. Among the more successful and popular are safety presentations, whereby they:

These "Safety Presentations" are packed with facts, figures and information that excavators and operators need to be aware of. If your company would like to schedule a meeting with Kevin, Chris, Don, Jim, Donna or John in your geographical area, give one of them a call. Remember, we are all working together for underground safety; and while it may be difficult to determine just how many service interruptions, injuries or even deaths have been prevented by the dedication of Dig|Safely. New York and its Field Representatives, we all know that the one-call system is working and working well. Keep in touch with your new "best friends"... The Dig|Safely. New York Field Representatives.