It’s difficult to discuss oil and gas in a magazine that focuses on damage prevention without discussing cross bores. A cross bore is defined as the intersection of an existing underground utility or underground structure by a second utility installed using trenchless technology. New pipeline installation is happening in many states and updating aging pipeline infrastructure by using trenchless excavation technologies has increased the potential for accidentally (and unknowingly) puncturing existing infrastructure while drilling to install new pipelines.
The $10 trillion global construction industry is facing a crisis. For many of the world’s advanced economies including Japan, Germany, U.S., South Korea,
BUILDING PIPELINES IS EXPENSIVE. That is likely not news to you, but it bears repeating to set the stage for a conversation about
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After implementing the last Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) Program at a new site, I found myself asking… What is the next step? Continually
THE MORNING SUN MAKES its appearance over the horizon and Paula is already getting herself and her equipment ready for a day of
EXCAVATION SAFETY: PROTECTING WORKERS. PROTECTING UTILITIES. Construction work can be dangerous, and underground construction work can pose even more risk. Cave-ins can be