When California’s 2016 Dig Safe Act closed loopholes on hand tool use requirements in the tolerance zone, unintended safety consequences followed. Excavators found themselves choosing between protecting their workers or complying with the law. But new safety regulations proposed by lawmakers and implemented by the Dig Safe Board, aim to change that by allowing certain …
Kerstin Lock Tomlinson
I specialize in education and outreach for the Dig Safe Board and am responsible for developing and implementing statewide excavation safety education sessions, materials, and marketing campaigns. I have been in the industry for over a year. Prior to working for the Board, I was an Emmy-award winning news producer for local news stations in Sacrament, Portland, Eugene, and Missoula.
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2019 Q4 Issue
CALIFORNIA STANDS OUT as the nation’s top agricultural producer, with 77,500 farms spanning 56 of its 58 counties. Like most other states, however, few farmers use the free “Call Before You Dig” service. The newly-created California Dig Safe Board aims to change that through a series of new safety regulations. When the state’s safe digging …