Do You Call or Log In?

Do You Call or Log In?

Surveyor bringing the call before you dig message to logging operations By Michael Downes 811 Magazines TG Smith lives and works in another state, but a volunteer opportunity in Mississippi more than a decade ago changed how he and his business think about underground...

What Can White Lining Do for You?

What Can White Lining Do for You?

By Keidre Adams Texas811 Do you get frustrated when you reach a job site, ready to begin work only to find out that your job was not marked correctly? Yes, of course you do! With the rise of excavations spreading across the state of Texas, time is of the essence. You...

Why I Wear a Seatbelt Behind the Wheel

Why I Wear a Seatbelt Behind the Wheel

By Joe Igel As a young teen, when I initially started driving, I did not wear my seatbelt. In truth, given the age of cars I could afford at the time, seatbelts were not even part of the equipment and were certainly not required to be worn, even if they were there....

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...

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