Damage prevention messaging: More work to do

By Michael Downes Staff Writer 811 Magazines While scrolling through messages on Twitter this week, a damage-prevention-related post came across my feed that made me literally laugh out loud. In a message originally posted on the NextDoor app, a man named Ian from...

Contractor Spotlight: James N. Bush Construction

By Jason Fryer Damage Prevention Liaison Tennessee811 I sat down with James N. Bush Construction’s Vice President, Steve Watts, in July. We discussed the company’s background, the vice president’s responsibilities, safety programs and what about James N. Bush...

Working Together

By Roger Cox President ACTS Now, Inc. One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do. It is not uncommon to hear someone conclude a conversation by saying “that won’t work here.” And...

Keeping the Lights On

Even after all these years of flying across the country, I’m still fascinated by the millions of city lights that appear on the horizon about the same time as we’re told to put our seats and trays in the locked and upright position. While I enjoy the lights and the...

As a general rule – that’s preventable

“As a general rule--that’s preventable!” became a theme for Walter Chittom as he worked tirelessly to prevent unnecessary accidents. Walter recently retired from Pontotoc EPA after 38 years of devoted service to his community. He enjoyed the people, the customer...

Damaged, but not by digging

A relatively obscure cause has recently been linked to several house fires in north Texas in   the last year. With incidents on the rise, experts encourage caution and special notification to Texas811 when leveling the foundation of a house. It’s not unusual for...

Communications – Do we really Communicate?

By Wallace Jones Director, Gas Pipeline Safety Alabama Public Service Commission Hey! How many of us have heard Si Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame say that just before he started a conversation with someone? It was his way of getting their attention so he knew they...

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