Day: September 15, 2019

Nebraska Underground Utility Contractors and Industry Partners Participate in Trench Safety Stand Down Week

THE NATIONAL UTILITY Contractors Association (NUCA) and its 31 chapters teamed up with OSHA, the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA), Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for the 4th Annual Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) Week from June 17-23, 2019. The focus of the weeklong event was …

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Miss Utility/District One Call Scholarship Program

THIS SUMMER, Miss Utility/District One Call hosted a celebratory luncheon to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the Maryland and Washington D.C. area through the fifth annual Miss Utility/District One Call Scholarship Program. The program considered nearly 200 applications and selected eight recipients to receive a $1,008.11 single-year scholarship. Winning applications displayed academic prowess, …

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Safe Digging Poster Contest Spreads 811 Awareness

NEBRASKA ELEMENTARY students ages 8 to 11 were invited to join Nebraska811 on a “pirate adventure” to learn about underground utility lines and the dangers of unsafe digging practices. Educators throughout the state took the opportunity to teach about safe digging using a fun and educational video combined with a comprehensive Teacher’s Resource Guide. The curriculum, …

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Communication is the Key when it comes to Unlocatable Underground Facilities.

SAFETY AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR UNLOCATABLE FACILITIES UNLOCATABLE UNDERGROUND FACILITIES pose a significant risk to excavators and the communities in which they work. Any facility operator with plastic pipe, concrete, or dielectric cables understands the challenges these assets can pose over time. Tracer wire can break or corrode and “detectable” buried warning tape can have a short …

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Before You Dig: The Latest GPR Technology gives Contractors in the Oil and Gas Industry an Edge.

Line of Defense in the Oil and Gas Fields: The latest GPR Technology gives Contractors in the Oil and Gas Industry an Edge Installation and maintenance contractors working in oil and gas fields often face the complex challenge of navigating decades of unchecked, unmapped well and pipeline infrastructure. This common obstacle is magnified for the locating …

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Dig Safely New York Unveils its State-of-the-Art Center for Damage Prevention.

A Commitment to EDUCATION A little over a year ago, representatives of Dig Safely New York, Inc. with a vision joined industry stakeholders and state officials on an empty four-acre plot of land. On April 9, 2019, that vision was realized as the doors to the future of safe excavation and underground damage prevention were opened. …

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The Disruptive Nature of Advanced Distribution Management Systems Demands a Strong Focus on Training.

THE BREADTH and speed of the digital change and transformation taking place within electric distribution are unparalleled. What started as a series of initial innovations like Smart Meters and Smart Switches rapidly progressed to the introduction of significantly more sophisticated and complex distribution solutions, including advanced distribution management systems (ADMS). Amid the industrywide rapid transition to …

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