Contractors

The digging community has an obligation to undertake ground disturbances in a prudent manner and to safeguard the health and safety of workers and the public. 

Be proactive in preventing damage by developing a “culture of safety” in your organization:

  • Recognize that there are inherent dangers in disturbing the ground.
  • Develop and implement safe work procedures for undertaking a ground disturbance.
  • Ensure workers are adequately trained in ground disturbance procedures and the damage prevention process.
  • Develop and implement a ground disturbance check list.
  • Cooperate with other stakeholders in the damage prevention process.
  • Support and participate in damage prevention organizations.
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