Eben M. Wyman

Lack of Adequate Enforcement Undermines Damage Prevention

Excavation contractors work tirelessly to perform exemplary work while providing a safe and effective work environment. Damage prevention is, and always has been, a big part of that. While the goal of increased safety is fundamental, contractors continue to face enduring challenges related to the underground facility locating process. While it is encouraging that local …

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DCA Welcomes New Study on Technologies and Practices to Improve Facility Locating

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently released a study that evaluates technologies and practices that help improve damage prevention. The Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) was one of many stakeholders invited to contribute material and perspective for consideration during the study’s development. The following takes a deep dive into the study as well …

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Does Gold Shovel Standard Support “Shared Responsibility” in Damage Prevention?

It’s no secret that American infrastructure and the need to rebuild it is a hot topic these days. What many don’t realize is that the bulk of most underground utility construction work is done by contractors who keep safety and damage  prevention front and center in all of their operations and construction activities. Damage prevention …

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