‘Tis the Season…for Safe Digging | NTSB Safety Compass Blog

The warmer months are here, which means more time outside for many of us, whether for recreation or to tackle home-improvement projects.

Personally, I’m looking forward to running in the mornings, biking in the evenings, and spending weekends digging around in my vegetable garden — but not before taking an important safety action.

Call 811 Before You Dig

April is National Safe Digging Month, the perfect time to remind you to call 811 a few days before you put a shovel in the ground for any reason. This includes:

Planting trees, bushes, flowers, or vegetables.
Installing a fence or a mailbox.
Building a deck.
Calling 811 will direct you to the appropriate resource in your state, where you can request to have the location of buried utilities marked with paint or flags before breaking ground. Check out call811.com to learn more — some states even have an online portal where you can submit an electronic request.
— Read on safetycompass.wordpress.com/2022/04/29/tis-the-seasonfor-safe-digging/

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