3 Free workshops dig into industry issues to unearth practical solutions

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.

2018 Annual Report demonstrates work driven by shared dedication to prevent underground facility damage

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.

Nominations now being accepted for Locator Excellence Award

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!

U.S. DOT Announces Final Rule to Enhance Public Safety by Expanding Natural Gas Transportation in Plastic Pipelines

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.

Sunshine 811 Holiday Calendar for 2018 & 2019

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.