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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” — Benjamin Franklin Here’s this weeks top stories: Boosting Trust & Communication in Damage Prevention: READ πŸ”— USIC Announces Appointment of President and CEO: READ πŸ”— AI Startup Exodigo Raises $105 Million to Make Underground Maps: READ πŸ”— Adopting the right mindset for Damage Prevention: READ πŸ”— Seek clearances from …

UA / ISSUE 84

We’ll be at the Utility Safety Partners 40th Anniversary & Safety Conference this week, make sure to say hi if you see us! Here’s the top 10 stories from the last week: Tupelo Embarks on Beautification: Underground Utilities to Enhance East Jackson Street: READ πŸ”— Minnesota contractors seek changes for safer digs: READ πŸ”— Underground Power Lines Work. Why Doesn’t …

UA / ISSUE 83

We took a day off, but Utility Alert is here now… better late than never! Austin Energy Fortifies Electrical Infrastructure: A Dual Approach to Enhance Power Delivery: READ πŸ”— A unified approach: technology trials simplified for industry 4.0 success: READ πŸ”— Metronet Expands Public Safety Investment in Michigan: READ πŸ”— Chesapeake Utilities breaks ground on safety training facility: READ πŸ”— …

UA / ISSUE 82

OSHA Standard 1926.651(b)(1) states that the estimated location of utility installations, such as sewer, telephone, fuel, electric, water lines, or any other underground installations that reasonably may be expected to be encountered during excavation work, shall be determined prior to opening an excavation. Here’s the top stories from the week:   GeoCal is helping to map assets under the ground …

UA / ISSUE 81

Lots of exciting stories this week – Exodigo’s adoption by the DOE might be the biggest one in terms of impact though! Exiciting to see mapping and AI get a push at the federal level.   Here’s why undergrounding all utilities in San Francisco is nearly impossible READ πŸ”— DOE’s Grid Overhaul Prioritizes Safety Using AI Maps of Underground Power …

UA / ISSUE 80

“Nothing is of greater importance than the conservation of human life.” – Former U.S. President Calvin Coolidge Peoples Gas pipeline replacement could soon restart READ πŸ”— Equipment Recommendation READ πŸ”— NextGen: Placing a Locate Request – BYDP WATCH πŸ”— An interview with Michael Egan READ πŸ”— Why didn’t 811 mark everything? WATCH πŸ”— Geospatial firm raises £600k to create ‘eye …

UA / ISSUE 79

We’re heading to the Louisiana 811 Damage Prevention Summit tomorrow – let us know if you’re going!   County GIS dept. gets new Utility Scan Device READ πŸ”— Gentry Council passes ordinance requiring underground utilities READ πŸ”— Why digital twins are the future of damage prevention READ πŸ”— Any Direction Underground Utilities sees success READ πŸ”— Robot worms, lasers, drones …

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The fourth story in our alert carries the tragic story of a young USIC locator called Joe Zephries who was struck by a car and passed away. Our condolences are with his loved ones. There’s a GoFundMe fundraiser which you can find here.   National Underground Asset Register could be opened for wider use: READ πŸ”— Bad Weather Isn’t Enough …

UA / ISSUE 77

Welcome to our first Utility Alert of 2024, let’s make this year safer than the one before. Utilities Can Reap the Rewards of Resilience – READ πŸ”— ‘The 5 billion-dollar mile’: Bulldozers at the ready for 23 acres – READ πŸ”— Forging Forward in Damage Prevention – READ πŸ”— Pre-Plan for Success – READ πŸ”— Federal funding for Virginia to …

UA / ISSUE 76

Merry Christmas! Here’s the top 10 stories from the last week in the world of damage prevention! Bob Basques Sharing 811 Utility Data πŸ“Ί Palm Beach dissolves Underground Utilities Task Force after eight years πŸ”— Lower than usual tickets this winter? πŸ”— Reveal launches new Underdots data-as-a-service product πŸ”— Locator Gear Guide for Christmas πŸ”— Detective work in Damage Prevention …