From the Call Center to the Garden Center

Louisiana 811 brings their damage prevention message to national retailer By Michael Downes, Staff Writer Louisiana 811’s continued initiative to team up with area retail and rental companies has reached a new milestone as ten Home Depot locations have agreed to...

Locate Rodeo Finals Return to Texas

Texas811 is proud to be hosting the International Utility Locate Rodeo finals again this year. The dates are October 11 – 13 in Denton, Texas. The event is a multi-level skills course for accurately reading and identifying underground utilities in the shortest amount...

How a Typical Day at Work Can Turn Deadly

By Michael Downes, Staff Writer In the damage prevention industry, we constantly talk about the importance of calling 811 before you dig, respecting locating lines and thinking about safety at every step. But even mundane job sites can turn into accident scenes in...

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...

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