We Have to Do Better

We Have to Do Better

by Wallace Jones Director, Gas Pipeline Safety Alabama Public Service Commission The other day I had the chance to hear a speaker describe a post that he had been told about on social media. It came from someone who was traveling through a different area of the...

Was Anybody Hurt?

Was Anybody Hurt?

By: Virginia Reames The Policy Center Jackson, MS Whenever an incident occurs – out in the field or in the shop, “was anybody hurt?” is the first question that crosses your mind. And well it should be! A worker injured on the job can be handicapped for life – and...

MVP Cliff Swoape

MVP Cliff Swoape

By Jason Fryer Damage Prevention Liaison Tennessee 811 The name Cliff Swoape kept popping up as I brainstormed who to feature in our newly titled “Damage Prevention MVP” article. Cliff has just become the director of human resources and communications for Middle...

Beyond the 811 Comfort Zone

Beyond the 811 Comfort Zone

By Shade Spencer Midcoast Energy Oil & Gas: A Family Tradition The oil and gas industry is as much a part of my family’s history as my mom’s mouth-watering recipe for homemade vegetable soup. For career day in the second grade at Gaston Elementary School I dressed...

Rycom Cuts the Cord

Rycom Cuts the Cord

The CLAMPMITTER, engineered by Rycom Instruments, Inc., is a unique tool for inductive coupling. The self-contained inductive transmitter condenses a transmitter and inductive coupler into one cordless package. Safety was the first priority when designing the...

Point A to Point B

Point A to Point B

By Joe Igel We have all had a safety presentation, a speech, an accident report, that did not have the desired impact, was not viewed as we had hoped. The feeling when this happens is disheartening, but contrasted with when it does, the corresponding elation is...

Mississippi 811 Grand Opening

Mississippi 811 Grand Opening

On December 12, 2019, Mississippi 811 celebrated the move into their new office complex at 200 Country Place Parkway in Pearl with a ribbon cutting ceremony, grand tours and a lot of reminiscing from the gallery of attendees remembering the more than 30 years...

Legislative Corner

Legislative Corner

Alabama’s Underground Damage Prevention legislation was enacted in 1994 and over the years there have been some amendments to strengthen and improve the damage prevention program in our state. In this section we will focus on some of the key terms and sections to...

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