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Geospatial Information & Technology Association

Review this white paper released by GITA for data and information on the cost and benefits of accurate utility locating, specifically using Subsurface Utility Engineering. Examples from other states and countries are used.
Read it here.

GSOC - Meet Tickets vs. Normal Tickets

Excavation Safety Guide

Brought to you by Infrastructure Resources, the Excavation Safety Guide features current practices & technological insights from industry leaders and can be used as a year-long resource for your business and safety needs. The Guide includes helpful information on Before You Dig, Digging Safely, Locating and Marking and a Resources Directory. To order hard copies, contact Infrastructure Resources at (866) 279.7755 or visit them on-line here.

FREE Damage Prevention Meetings!

Download the latest CGA Best Practices Handbook here.

Join the MN Regional Common Ground Alliance for damage prevention meetings. You can register as an individual or a group; meetings are held at several locations across Minnesota throughout March and April. To learn more and register, click here.

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Planet Underground TV

Episode 14: Assume the Position
In this half hour video, you'll hear discussions from industry stakeholders on processes that include the locator certification, unknown data of actual casualties across the nation and more.

Episode 13: Locating -Trust but Verify
Take a deep dive with a locate auditor and learn more about the technology and what it takes to be a good locator.

Episode 12: Common Sense Heroes
Common sense heroes include those contractors that double check job site locate marks are made and made accurately, using potholing and hand digging to expose all utility lines, and making sure equipment is in proper working order and all construction crew members are well trained

MEA DiggingSafely is an online educational resource for anyone interested in learning more about avoiding damage to underground infrastructure. The content in the DiggingSafely courses was developed by subject matter experts from utilities, contractors, and labor unions and is offered free of charge through MEA EnergyU as a service to the energy industry.

Free Courses include: Excavation Safety, Worksite Protection, Working in Enclosed and Confined Spaces, Horizontal Directional Drilling Safety and more.

Additional Training Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Legacy I-3 Skilled Trades Program Handout PDF (1.09 MB) Administration 7/6/2016
MN DNR Hydrologist Contact List PDF (1.6 MB) Administration 8/6/2020
Survival of the Fittest PDF (701.13 KB) Administration 3/23/2016
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