Who We Are

OWN Your Safety Inc. was founded to address a critical and missing need within the ground disturbance industry-  Utility Infrastructure Awareness (UIA).  UIA training starts with keeping workers safe through KNOWING. To reduce the risk of an underground utility strike and mitigate the exposure to liabilities, workers need to understand the complex utility locates process from beginning to end. 

Safety is the Foundation of Everything We Do!

Our Vision

To Educate and Train EVERYONE involved in excavation activities

KNOW Before You Dig!

Our Mission

To provide individuals and organizations involved in excavation with innovative and ground-breaking utility infrastructure awareness education, consulting and investigative solutions to OWN their safety.

KNOW Your Before You DigTM

Grant Piraine C.E.T., DPT

Founder and President of Own Your Safety Inc., an Ontario based firm that specializes in Utility Infrastructure Awareness education, damage investigations, and consulting for organizations involved in excavation activities.

Mr. Piraine has 28 years experience in the excavation industry and was the founder of OnSite Locates Inc. a premier private locate company in Ontario. An active member with the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) since 2005, Mr. Piraine was one of the co-authors of the ORCGA Damage Prevention Technician (DPT) Training Manual as well as a former DPT Course trainer. Mr. Piraine has published numerous articles for the private locate, excavation, and construction industries and recently drafted a Private Utility Locate Best Practice for the ORCGA.

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16715 Yonge Street, Suite 195, Newmarket, ON, Canada, L3X 1X4