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.
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.
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.
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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!
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Sunshine 811 announced the names of four locator winners from an impressive slate of candidates to receive the Locator Excellence Award.
Your local pipeline and gas distribution companies are hosting a damage prevention program that includes a complimentary meal and free safety training.
Critical damage prevention information to be presented:
- Product Hazards and Characteristics
- Leak Recognition and Response
- Public Safety Initiatives Including 811 Before You Dig Information
- 2 Florida Ground Water/Water Well, FGWA/FWWA, CEU Approved - 2015 165
- 0.2 CEUs FWPCOA CEU, DS/DW/WW 02041004 (Florida Water & Pollution Control Operators Association)
- Certificate of Completion following the meeting. Use this certificate to quality for any license you may hold that will honor a CEU for this program.
Public works excavators, utilities, contractors and sub contractors should attend this free pipeline safety program taught by Paradigm, Sunshine 811 and gas company representatives.
Find the free pipeline program near you
|Sept 13||7:30 a.m.||Pensacola||Hilton Garden Inn-Pensacola Airport|
|Sept 14||7:30 a.m.||Chipley||1901 Gallery & Cafe|
|Sept 15||7:30 a.m.||Panama City||Holiday Inn Select|
|Sept 19||7:30 a.m.||Tallahassee||Holiday Inn & Suites|
|Sept 20||7:30 a.m.||Lake City||Holiday Inn & Suites|
|Sept 21||7:30 a.m.||Jacksonville||Holiday Inn|
|Sept 22||7:30 a.m.||Ocala||Holiday Inn & Suites Ocala Conference Center|
|Sept 26||7:30 a.m.||DeLand||Artisan Downtown|
|Sept 27||7:30 a.m.||Spring Hill||Silverthorn Country Club|
|Sept 28||7:30 a.m.||Kissimmee||Falcon's Fire Golf Club|
|Sept 29||7:30 a.m.||Tampa||Embassy Suites|
|Oct 4||7:30 a.m.||Bartow||Harmony Haven Event Venue|
|Oct 5||7:30 a.m.||Bradenton||Courtyard by Marriott|
|Oct 6||7:30 a.m.||Fort Myers||Holiday Inn-Fort Myers Town Center|
|Oct 11||7:30 a.m.||Hollywood||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino|
|Oct 12||7:30 a.m.||West Palm Beach||Embassy Suites|
|Oct 13||7:30 a.m.||St. Lucie||Port St. Lucie Civic Center|