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Public Safety

National Excavator Initiative Launches With The Help Of Mike Rowe

The importance of the pipes, wires, and cables buried underground that support our daily lives is being “unearthed” with the help of Executive Producer, Host, and Author Mike Rowe and his animated alter ego micro Mike Rowe. Known from the…

Knickrehm fifth-grader honored for winning poster promoting safe digging

By Austin Koeller  austin.koeller@theindependent.com – May 15, 2019 Updated May 16, 2019 One Knickrehm Elementary fifth-grader hopes to educate people on the importance of calling 811 prior to digging through his award-winning poster. Fifth-grader Leonidas Lopez placed first in the Nebraska…

Nearly 40% of homeowners digging in 2019 put themselves, others at risk, study says

Making a free call to 811 before digging for home improvement projects can prevent damage to underground utility lines and keep communities safe (Source: www.pipeline-safety.org) By Victor Blanco | April 8, 2019 at 7:01 AM CDT – Updated April 8…

Road digging and public suffering

Published: April 07, 2019 22:03:06 Leaving work sites in a disorderly state upon completion of repair works on public thoroughfares is a common practice in Dhaka city. A similar picture is also seen in the aftermath of digging works for…

No injuries after gas line break

TAMMY REAL-MCKEIGHAN News Editor  Jan 16, 2019 Updated 13 min ago   No one was injured Monday evening after a contractor hit a gas line in Fremont. The situation occurred at about 5:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of North Park Avenue…

Mayor says Flint shouldn’t be forced to hydro-excavate before service line work

By Ron Fonger rfonger1@mlive.com FLINT, MI — Mayor Karen Weaver says there are health and safety concerns about relying on high-pressure water excavation to identify lead service lines. Weaver told the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in a letter Friday, June…

Occupational Health & Safety Changes

Occupational health and safety changes Albertans will see an improved OHS system that better protects workers and ensures they have the same rights as other Canadians. Overview The Occupational Health and Safety Act (the act) establishes the minimum standards for…