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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...

Liability, Now What?

Liability, Now What?

By Virginia Reames The Policy Center Jackson, MS One of the requirements for getting a contractor’s license is showing the Board of Contrators that you have liability insurance. Because technically, every board that issues any kind of license can be held liable if one...

A Deadly Wall of Dirt

A Deadly Wall of Dirt

By Benjamin W. Montoya, MSA President, Tri-State Safety Services LLC Imagine this: You’re at work performing your daily tasks when out of the blue a coworker pulls out a revolver. He takes all but one bullet out, spins the cylinder, slams it shut and asks you to put...

What Can White Lining Do for You?

What Can White Lining Do for You?

By Keidre Adams Texas811 Do you get frustrated when you reach a job site, ready to begin work only to find out that your job was not marked correctly? Yes, of course you do! With the rise of excavations spreading across the state of Texas, time is of the essence. You...

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