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Jun. 21, 2024

VHS | LOCATING A LATERAL

The Challenges of Sewer Line Locating with Plumb Express Utility locating is a crucial task that requires precision and expertise, particularly when it comes to connecting homes to county sewer
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Jun. 20, 2024

EXTERNAL INFLUENCES ON LOCATING

Accurately identifying the location of utility lines is one of the most crucial aspects of any construction or excavation project. Utility locating involves detecting and marking the position of underground
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Jun. 19, 2024

SUMMER RESILIENCE

The summer months are particularly challenging for utility locating companies, as the peak construction and excavation season increases the risks to underground utilities and the health of workers. Creating a
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Jun. 17, 2024

UA / ISSUE 98

“Our goal should be to enhance the reliability and accuracy of mapping records and supporting data for underground utility infrastructure. By focusing on these improvements, we can ensure more precise
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Jun. 14, 2024

VHS | DEMYSTIFYING 811

Demystifying the 811 Utility Location System: Insights from Equipment World’s The Dirt Calling and waiting on 811 for underground utility locates can often be frustrating, especially when there are delays
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Jun. 13, 2024

THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF UTILITY LOCATING

Utility locating is a critical process that connects a wide array of industries and stakeholders, ensuring the safety, efficiency, and accuracy of excavation and construction activities. The interconnected nature of
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Jun. 10, 2024

UA / ISSUE 97

“Safety is not just a slogan, it’s a way of life.” Utilities workers at significant risk from pipeline danger says Linewatch: READ Environmental Due Diligence: READ Unified utility models helping
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Jun. 07, 2024

VHS | UTILITY TOOLBOX SAFETY TALK

Utility Safety: A Video Breakdown This video on Utility Safety provides essential guidance on safe excavation practices to prevent accidents and ensure utility safety. Here’s a detailed summary of the
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Jun. 06, 2024

LEARNING FROM THE TITANIC

I was at a friend’s house the other day, and they were reading a book about survivors’ stories from the Titanic tragedy. I couldn’t help but think about the lessons
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Jun. 05, 2024

PREDICTING A DAMAGE

Predictive analytics represents a crucial application of artificial intelligence (AI) in our industry, harnessing the power of data to drive insights and optimize decision-making processes. As we delve deeper into
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Jun. 04, 2024

ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE

Addressing complex environmental issues like PFAS contamination, LUST sites, and soil pollution near Laundromats requires a thorough approach. Central to this approach is the necessity for accurate utility maps, which
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Jun. 03, 2024

UA / ISSUE 96

Welcome to the June 3rd edition of Utility Alert! We’re cruising through dig season, bringing you the latest in damage prevention and utility news. Every Monday, we deliver the top
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May. 31, 2024

VHS | HOW TO HAVE ZERO UTILITY STRIKES

How to Have Zero Utility Strikes: Key Insights from an Essential Video Utility strikes are not only dangerous but also costly and disruptive. Preventing them should be a top priority
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May. 30, 2024

GROUND BREAKING MARKETING

Lately, I’ve found myself grappling with a common challenge within the damage prevention industry: while we have a clear objective, the multitude of stakeholders involved often creates a cacophony of
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May. 29, 2024

SERVING UP SAFETY

Imagine walking into a restaurant and telling the chef, “I’m hungry. Can you make me something?” Without any specifics, the chef embarks on a culinary adventure, asking numerous questions about
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May. 27, 2024

UA / ISSUE 95

A nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure. Abraham Lincoln Happy Memorial Day PSE&G, Harrison First Responders Conduct Gas Emergency Response Exercise:READ “GPR to Enable Autonomous
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May. 24, 2024

VHS | WHAT IS UNDERGROUND UTILITY CONSTRUCTION?

Check out this video from Jason Schroeder, in it he provides a comprehensive overview of underground utility construction, detailing the processes, essential tips, and lean methodologies for successful project execution.
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May. 23, 2024

HERE’S WHY LOCATORS ARE NOT FIRST RESPONDERS

This article is in response to my first article on this, entitled “Are Utility Locators First Responders?“. In the comments Seth C. Slifer, CSP noted that the Dept. of Homeland
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May. 20, 2024

UA / ISSUE 94

Welcome to Utility Alert, your weekly news roundup dedicated to the latest in damage prevention and utility industry news. Each week, we bring you essential updates, expert insights, and key developments
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May. 17, 2024

VHS | LOCATOR TV W/ JASON VANE

In this episode of Locator TV, they sit down with Jason Vane, the owner and operator of Smart Scan Locators, to discuss the intricacies of the utility locating industry. The

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