811/Underground Utility Safety and Damage Prevention
The Utility Infrastructure Division (UID) has published its, Elements of an Effective Underground Utility Safety and Damage Prevention Program (click to download PDF). The document, developed in concert with AGC's Highway & Transportation Division, will help contractors improve and memorialize their overall underground utility safety and damage prevention/811 program. Multiple resources have been assembled to help improve safety, protect underground utilities and provide ways and means to keep a reliable program record. This will help contractors gauge their program's effectiveness, keep track of other stakeholders' veracity in performing their responsibilities, structure data reporting and provide the wherewithal to defend against sometimes frivolous utility damage claims and collection activities.