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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...

Working Together to Improve Large Project Ticket Requests

Working Together to Improve Large Project Ticket Requests

Alicia Bailey, Principal/Owner at Sain Associates, and Bram Fuller, District Manager at USIC, recently presented at the Alabama Damage Prevention Summit about their experience working together on large project ticket requests. During a recent Alabama Damage Prevention...

Getting Back Up After Getting Knocked Down

Getting Back Up After Getting Knocked Down

Recently we talked with Molly Smith, Damage Prevention Manager for Louisiana/Mississippi for CenterPoint Energy about lessons learned from a busy hurricane season. As Molly was just settling in her new role as Damage Prevention Manager for the two states in the grips...

Enforcement: What Alabama Has Needed for Years

Enforcement: What Alabama Has Needed for Years

By Wallace Jones Director, Gas Pipeline Safety Alabama Public Service Commission For the last several years, Alabama 811 and the Alabama Public Service Commission have met with representatives of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to...

Plant a Tree for Hope

Plant a Tree for Hope

By Almas Angeles, Keep Odessa Beautiful and Ketha Molina, Texas811/Damage Prevention Council of Texas In the midst of all the changes that the Permian Basin has encountered with Covid-19 and the decline in the oil and gas market, the folks in Odessa, Texas were in...

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