Quick Start Guide Electric Utilities
SECTION 03: KEY SAFETY MESSAGES
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Before digging, trenching, drilling, grading, excavating, or moving earth in any way, take these steps:
• Notify the one-call system before digging. Dial 811 or use the online ticket-entry system • Wait the required time for facilities to be marked and do not start work until marking is complete • Comply with markout time “envelopes” • Understand and comply with state law for excavating in the vicinity of marked underground facilities
Even minor damage such as a small gouge, dent, crease, or scrape may cause a future hazard. Immediately contact the local electric utility if you contact an underground cable, conduit, or pipe in any way.
Developing a Public Safety Communications Program
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