ESG 2020

Industry Publications

811 Magazines Now published in 9 states and growing. It is not just printing the dig safely message that gets the job done. It’s about connecting with the right people. Working with the One Call systems in each state, we reach the people you’re looking to reach. American Locator gets to the heart of news, …

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Community Liaison Service

Formerly known as Community Assistance & Technical Services (CATS) PHMSA has renamed its CATS program to “Community Liaison Services” to more appropriately align with current roles and responsibilities and better interface with various stakeholders. Mission: To advance PHMSA’s pipeline safety mission by proactively engaging with pipeline stakeholders, providing technical expertise, and leveraging technology, data, and …

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CGA Excavation Best Practices

Common Ground Alliance Excavation Best Practices 16.0 The Best Practices Committee of the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) developed the following guide based on the Common Ground Study. The Best Practices document is considered the “go to” resource by all stakeholders, governments, and associated industries when addressing safety and damage prevention issues internally, as well as …

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Situational Awareness and De-escalation in the Field

There has been an undeniable increase in hostility toward utilities across the country. For a growing segment of the population, public service providers, regardless of the organizational structure, are adversaries to be challenged. For employees and contractors alike, jobsite violence isn’t “becoming” a thing, it already is. Yet, field security issues don’t receive the same …

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Our Driving Concern: How Telematics Data Improve Driver Safety Performance and Reduced Collison Rates

Would you consider yourself a healthy person just because you’ve never had a heart attack? Would you consider yourself a safe driver just because you’ve never had an accident? Would you consider your morning commute to be a safe trip just because you didn’t have an accident along the way? It IS safe to say …

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Excavation Safety is a Shared Responsibility

SOME OBSERVATIONS ABOUT ROAD EXCAVATION SAFETY AND RESPONSIBILITIES: EXCAVATION SAFETY IS A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY Background In the California Subsurface Incident Prevention Committee (SSIP), we had recently been tasked to discuss the role of road builders and their responsibility to obtain a dig ticket. Road Builders often encounter shallow facilities when working to restore or replace …

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