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MVP: Donny Whittaker

MVP: Donny Whittaker

By Jason Fryer Damage Prevention Liaison Tennessee811 Before I tell you about our next Damage Prevention MVP, I want to stress the word passion. Merriam-Webster defines passion as a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept. To...

Using Subsurface Utility Engineering Wisely

Using Subsurface Utility Engineering Wisely

SUE can be costly, but good communication can help to reduce the price tag. By Michael Downes 811 Magazines How well do you know SUE? No, not your mother’s best friend, but the project manager’s best friend for the last 30 years—subsurface utility engineering. The...

The Direction

The Direction

Presented by 811 Outdoors, Partners with Mossy Oak and MOOSE Media  The Direction – an adventure-travel fishing television series in its 4th season, has formed a partnership with Mossy Oak, one of America’s premier outdoor brands, announced host and producer, Mark...

Resolving the Unknown

Resolving the Unknown

By Glenn Fox, Horrocks Engineers  For Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) providers, identifying utility & pipeline owners on large-scale projects can be challenging. Although SUE providers can work with Texas811 to gather owner information, there is not a...

Mississippi 811 Summit 2020

Mississippi 811 Summit 2020

It won’t always be remembered as the year of the mask but for the foreseeable future that will be one of the memories of Mississippi 811’s 2020 Summit. It was a celebration of sorts in that so many of the attendees were visiting face to face for the first time in many...

Fact: Some People Are Accident Prone

Fact: Some People Are Accident Prone

By Larry Cole, Ph.D, TeamMax Can you and I be psychologically accident prone? I raised this question while reading an article in which the author discussed being accident prone attributed to physical characteristics of the workplace environment. Let me answer the...

Adjusting Behavior?

Adjusting Behavior?

By Joe Igel As I have mentioned in prior articles, I have been privileged to participate in discussions involving the revision of and updating of the State of Ohio’s dig laws, discussions which led to two revisions/improvements and one which is still underway. I am...

If You Got Non-Renewed, You Are Not Alone!

If You Got Non-Renewed, You Are Not Alone!

By Virginia Reames The Policy Center Jackson, MS Last time, we talked about how all of the catastrophic natural events that have happened worldwide this year were paid for by your carrier’s “reinsurance” (5+billion alone from Laura and Zeta just in Louisiana!) and...

Working Together

Working Together

By Brent Saltzman Louisiana 811 Working together is the theme for this issue of our magazine, and I’m personally a strong proponent of doing just that! Recently, I had the opportunity to provide a safety presentation to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of...

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