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Teamwork

Teamwork

By Roger Cox President, ACTS Now, Inc. This question has been asked by many locators and excavators, in many places and with different levels of frustration in their voices. “Why does this project have to be so aggravating?” The answer to the question always includes...

Damage Prevention Champion: Louis Holifield

Damage Prevention Champion: Louis Holifield

By Michael Downes 811 Magazines Tornados wreaked havoc across the southeastern United States on Easter Sunday and Monday, April 12-13, 2020, the strongest of which was rated a high-end EF4 and occurred in Mississippi. The tornado outbreak included a total of 140...

Jacobi Perspective – Teamwork

Jacobi Perspective – Teamwork

By John Jacobi Let’s start with a couple of definitions: A team is more than one person. Teamwork is a team (more than one person) working to achieve a goal. Everyone is a member of many, many Teams unless they are stranded alone on a desert island with no...

What Tough Times Teach Us About Ourselves

What Tough Times Teach Us About Ourselves

By Dr. Larry Cole Let’s begin this psychological journey with discussing our internal chatter, e.g., it has been said that we have 50,000 independent thoughts a day. Our brain continues to talk to us spontaneously throughout our waking hours. You’re not going to shut...

OSHA Rules Still in Force During Pandemic

OSHA Rules Still in Force During Pandemic

By Michael Downes 811 Magazines While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on nearly every aspect of American life, work in the construction and utility industries continues full steam ahead. And Coronavirus is just one of many workplace hazards that face...

LMS Enhances Training at OHIO811

LMS Enhances Training at OHIO811

In an average year, OHIO811 onboards more than a dozen new Customer Service Representatives (CSR). As the organization’s frontline of interaction with tens of thousands of excavators, homeowners, and utility operators, their training is one of OHIO811’s most...

Enforcement

Enforcement

By John Jacobi Recently a friend asked me if I could offer my opinion regarding the effectiveness of state-level enforcement of pipeline excavation damage prevention programs. More specifically, are there fewer excavation damages to underground pipelines in states...

Enforcement: Same Picture, Different Perspective

Enforcement: Same Picture, Different Perspective

By Joe Igel In life, we have all dealt with judgment and enforcement (punishment, fines and penalties, etc.). And sometimes we find ourselves being the one in the position to issue it. When we do so, the clearest and best course of action is not always apparent and...

OSHA Rules Still in Force During Pandemic

OSHA Rules Still in Force During Pandemic

Heightened awareness of the invisible hazard a top priority By Michael Downes 811 Magazines While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on nearly every aspect of American life, work in the construction and utility industries continues full steam ahead. And...

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