This year National 811 Day (August 11th) falls within Safe & Sound Week. 811 Day is an annual initiative led by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to ensure the practice of safe digging by calling 8-1-1 (a nationwide toll-free number) before any excavation project. https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/safety-awareness/811-day
So whether you are a major excavating company or a company that never puts a shovel in the ground, please take the time to remind your employees of the importance of “Call Before You Dig” on the job and while doing home improvement projects. It may save someone’s life!
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