2015 Excavation Safety Guide

Now Available Online And In Print


Duluth, GA – January 14, 2015 – Excavation Safety Guide and Directory

Special Georgia Edition


Georgia 811 has published its annual Excavation Safety Guide and it is now available online. Inside this downloadable magazine is valuable information about safe digging here in Georgia and across the US and Canada. This is the electronic version what was mailed out to excavators across Georgia who had contacted us in 2014.


Click here for the Excavation Safety Guide & Directory


Below is an outline of the topics covered in this comprehensive guide.


Georgia Specific Topics

  • Updated Tolerance Zone Information, per GUFPA, Georgia’s Dig Law, effective July 1, 2014
  • Damage Reporting Requirements
  • PRIS – Positive Response Information System
  • Why and how to use it
  • Georgia 811, There’s an App for that
  • Overview of all the changes in GUFPA, Georgia’s Dig Law, effective July 1, 2014
  • Overhead Protection Act
  • Online locate request creation for excavators and homeowners
  • Information and links to resources to put on your website
  • Digger Dog, Georgia 811’s Mascot
  • Utility/Owner Operator responsibilities when using reasonable care
  • Celebrating 40 Years of Safe Digging with Georgia 811
  • Marking Standards


Additional Sections in the magazine cover topics such as:

  • Before you Dig – what you need to know to do before you dig
  • Locating and Marking – the importance of accuracy in locating and marking buried facilities
  • Digging Safely – Technologies and techniques to stay safe and avoid damages
  • When Things Go Wrong – What to do in the event of underground damage
  • Resource Directory
  • Excavation Best Practices 10.0
  • Common Ground Alliance Excavation Best Practices
  • Includes One-Call and State Laws across the US and Canada
  • List of One-Call Communication Centers across the US


Additional magazines are available upon request. Simply email Maria Copeland,mcopelande@georgia811.com, and include your contact information, how many are needed and a shipping address.