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ORCGA to hold series of forums on late locates

The Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) will hold a series of 13 “structured discussion” sessions across the province beginning mid-October as stakeholders in the utilities-locating sector continue to grapple with the issue of late locates. The Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act mandates use of Ontario One Call by utility stakeholders and gives infrastructure …

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DBYD’s ‘Referral Service of the Future’ progress

Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) has been developing its ‘Referral Service of the Future’ initiative, scheduled for release in 2021. The progression of DBYD’s Referral Service of the Future, a major strategic initiative, has been in action since the beginning of 2018. The aim is to develop an improved service that includes providing an integration of information …

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Black Hill Energy supports excavation laws

State laws on excavation projects recently changed in regards to what people need to do to dig safely and Black Hills Energy is rewarding businesses in compliance. On Aug. 5 the company’s damage prevention coordinator Jesse Henderson surprised randomly selected construction crews that follow the new standards with free coolers. The coolers include an 811 …

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4 Electrical Safety Tips for Farmers

Farmers work in settings that may border on idyllic, but the risks they face are real. In fact, agriculture is America’s most dangerous industry, according to the National Safety Council.  One of the most deadly hazards is an essential part of any modern farming operation: electricity. Just like lightning, man-made electricity has negatively charged particles …

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811 Day reminds public of laws to call utility before digging

National 811 Day was recognized Sunday, Aug. 11. To mark the occasion, Dominion Energy urged homeowners and professional excavators to practice safety measures by calling 811 to have underground utility lines marked before doing any digging project. “It’s simple to call 811, it’s free of charge and, not least, it’s mandatory under Utah law,” said …

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Dial before you dig

The Tasmanian government is being urged to mandate underground property checks before digging and development happens. Dial Before You Dig is a free service funded by key utility companies and authorities on a not-for-profit basis…read more