Day: March 31, 2020

Pre-Excavation Checklist

Before EVERY Excavation IN THE OFFICE ☐ Review all drawings, plans, engineering blueprints for existing buried facilities ☐ Proposed excavation area has been marked in white paint and/or flags ☐ Call 811 at least 2-3 business days before excavation (check your state One Call laws) ☐ Locate ticket number is posted at the work location …

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Mapping the Underworld Initiative: A 25-Year Vision

Buried utilities are vital for the functioning of today’s cities as they provide gas, water, electricity, broadband and the removal of sewage and surface water. Mankind has used buried infrastructure for eight millennia, perhaps more. These assets, and their locations, are often not well documented. The Mapping the Underworld initiative started with the problem of …

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One Call Spotlight: OHIO811

Each year, representatives from OHIO811 and their member utilities participate in dozens of trade shows and community events across the state of Ohio. They interact with thousands of contractors and excavators, vendors, homeowners, farmers and students distributing literature, color-coded cards for locating utility lines and branded merchandise promoting OHIO811 and their “Call 811 before you …

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ORCGA DPT Certification Program

UTILITY LOCATING IDENTIFIES AND MARKS underground public and private utilities, including sewer and water, electric, oil and gas, telecommunications, fiber optics, and more. Locators provide detailed information about the presence and location of underground infrastructure assets to prevent possible damages during excavation and other activities. Not only do underground infrastructure assets need to be protected, but …

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New Excavation Damage Prevention Recommendations for Cross Bore Risk Reduction

The Cross Bore Safety Association (CBSA) and numerous participating organizations and individuals have combined efforts to assemble the most comprehensive collection of recommendations to date for reducing the risk of creating new cross bores and eliminating existing cross bores in the recently published Leading Practices for Cross Bore Risk Reduction. Stakeholder recommendations, which are included in detail, …

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