Construction work was the culprit behind two damaged gas pipes this past week in Florida, causing the evacuation of a middle school and a three-hour road closure. It could have been worse.
With tropical activity picking up, now is the time to get your Xtreme access account set up so you have access to the Positive Response Summary with all member contact information in the field on the Sunshine 811 app.
Parts of Florida’s Panhandle are still recovering from the devastating blow Hurricane Michael dealt last October. Now, in the midst of hurricane season 2019, Sunshine 811 wants you to be aware of the steps to ensure that your business is ready for the clean up and restoration phases.
Sunshine 811 is pleased to present the findings of its 2019 Effectiveness Survey, conducted to measure stakeholder satisfaction with the current state of the 811 process, identify where improvements could be made and develop potential solutions.
Sunshine 811 held its annual elections at the 2019 Annual Meeting, May 16, 2019 in DeBary.
Sunshine 811 introduces Xtreme Access for the Positive Response System. It was developed after excavators expressed concern over the limited amount of information non-Internet Ticket Entry users could access in the field. Hurricane recovery left many of them making extra calls to supervisors for contact information and maps.
A cool breeze, lots of sun, a great round of golf and watching friends move on. That pretty much sums up the 2019 Sunshine 811 annual golf tournament at Victoria Hills Golf Club in DeLand on May 17, 2019.
Yesterday, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared April to be Safe Digging Month in Florida. It serves to remind homeowner and professional excavators to always call 811 before every project that involves digging so buried utility lines can be located.
Effective communication is at the heart of every team. It leads to understanding, respect and trust.
Join Sunshine 811 and industry stakeholders for an afternoon of interactive education and lively discussion. We have three “Practical Solutions for Safe Digging” Workshops and Roundtables. Registration for each event begins at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m.
The program begins at noon with interactive education on white lining, positive response, developing clear and concise locate descriptions, and tips for working with locators.
Join damage prevention industry professionals working together to help make Florida the safest place to dig. You’ll see how the 811 process fits into all stages of your excavation or demolition project and can be key to a safer crew and outcome.
Your sponsorship helps us grow and expand our educational and outreach events each year. It’s a great way to get your company in front of excavators, safety professionals, utility personnel or municipalities. If you have never participated as a sponsor, this year is a great year to get started!
It's still the best deal around at $65 for golf at one of the top courses in Florida, with continental breakfast, lunch and fabulous prizes! Get your name out there with a $200 sponsorship and have a little fun at the same time. Join us May 17th by clicking on the "Read more" link and registering.
Sunshine 811 members have until March 31st to get their data entered into the Florida DIRT system. This ensures it will be included in the 2018 DIRT Report, an annual publication that monitors the trends and root causes of underground facility damages nationwide.
Beginning January 28 and running four weeks, the following message will run on radio stations throughout the West Palm Beach area: An excavator was recently fined by the State of Florida for not calling 811 before digging and damaging a buried gas line. Don’t let this happen to you, always call 811 before you dig.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and employees of Sunshine 811, I am very pleased to present this Annual Report for 2017-18. At Sunshine 811, our work is driven by a shared dedication to preventing excavation damage to Florida’s critical underground facility infrastructure and more importantly, preventing harm or injury to the people working and living nearby.
Please join me now in reviewing some of the major milestones that Sunshine 811 has achieved in our continual effort to make Florida - the safest place to dig.
Communication. Understanding. Respect. Trust. These are the qualities demonstrated by past Locator Excellence Award winners. Preventing damage to buried facilities is a responsibility shared by everyone involved. And those four qualities are key to a successful process. Whether you're an excavator or utility, nominate a locator who demonstrates these qualities for the Locator Excellence Award!
It's still the best deal around at $65 for golf at one of the top courses in Florida, with continental breakfast, lunch and fabulous prizes! Get your name out there with a $200 sponsorship and have a little fun at the same time. Join us May 18th by clicking on the "Read more" link and registering.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced the issuance of a Final Rule that amends the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations for plastic piping systems used in the transportation of natural or other gas. The updates in the final rule are intended to improve safety, allow for the expanded use of plastic pipe products in the transportation of natural or other gas, and allow or require the use of certain materials and practices.
Happy Holidays! Sunshine 811 will be closed the following holidays for the remainder of 2018 and in 2019. Plan ahead and add one extra waiting day for locates where Sunshine 811 is closed for one day and two when we are closed for two days. See the chart at bottom for a reminder.
You can create locate tickets during holidays with Internet Ticket Entry. It’s available 24/7. ITE requires a short online training course and a user name and password. Click here to complete your application.
Sunshine 811 members declare extraordinary circumstances when operating conditions make it impractical to comply with the legal responsibility to locate and mark within the legal time frame.