Women in Safety Excellence

Women in Safety Excellence

By Abbi Ferri Women make up nearly 50 percent of the global workforce and often experience occupational risks differently than men. However, safety interventions frequently take a one-size-fits-all approach. Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) believes we must advocate...
Second Retirement’s a Charm

Second Retirement’s a Charm

Henry Greer retires after a 56-year career in damage prevention and telecommunications By Michael Downes 811 Magazines Henry Greer isn’t an elected official, nor is he a famous public figure. But if you’ve ever had lunch with him in Mississippi, you’d easily mistake...
Leadership Can Be Rewarding

Leadership Can Be Rewarding

By Virginia Reames The Policy Center Jackson, MS Once we had a favorite insurance customer. Yes, his premiums were pretty high, but the man’s company never ever had a claim. He even had a .80 Experience Mod on his Workers Comp. That means he had a 20% discount off the...
What Can Hurt Me Today?

What Can Hurt Me Today?

By Ketha Molina Damage Prevention Manager Texas 811 Every day before our work begins, we should go through some type of process to evaluate the work for the day as well as the associated hazards. This process can include a self-check as well as a work area inspection...
Steve’s Signal Solutions Distorted Locate Tones

Steve’s Signal Solutions Distorted Locate Tones

By Steve Benzie When we apply a locate tone to a buried utility, we create an electromagnetic field around the utility. Its this field that we detect when we are utility locating. In an ideal world, the signal radiates out from the utility in a nice predictable way....