811 Day Is Almost Here

Host Damage Prevention Competent Person Training for Your Employees this 811 Day!
With companies all across the country preparing to celebrate 811 Day next Wednesday, Georgia 811 encourages you to have your employees trained as a Damage Prevention Competent Person. Training is online and free, with information available here. Prepare computers or iPads for individual in-house training, or incentivize at-home training with rewards. For Georgia 811 promotional items, please contact Maria Copeland at MCopeland@Georgia811.com.
It’s the last chance for your Local Utility Coordinating Committee to earn credits for a Georgia 811-sponsored UCC lunch. Contact your local city, county, or fire department for a proclamation declaring August 11 as 811 Day, or have them share our 811 logo on their utility billing home page on the city or county website. They can also add 811 to their banner on their social media page for the month of August.  All submissions must be sent to media@georgia811.com  with either a screen shot of the social media page or a copy and picture of the proclamation. Visit our 811 Day webpage for full information.
811 Day
Georgia 811 provides even more ideas for how your company can celebrate 811 Day.  Whether it’s celebrating with an 811 cake or cupcakes with 811 or sharing a safe digging safety talk, we hope you take the time to encourage your company to promote this important day!  Visit our 811 Day webpage for more information.
Georgia 811 5k Registration is Open!
Georgia 811 is bringing back the successful 5k with both live and virtual options. Join us on Saturday, September 11 for our live event at Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville.  The first 250 participants to complete the event will receive a participation medal and a commemorative thermal mug. Not able to attend the live event? You can join us virtually and complete your 5k any time between August 11th and September 11th.  The virtual event is not timed and can be completed at one time or over the course of several days.  Virtual participants will share a provided social media message to be entered into a gift card giveaway. Go to the Georgia 811 website under “Resources” and you will find the Georgia 811 5k page.
Atlanta Braves Game on August 11th
Are you a Braves fan?  Watch for our 811 message behind Homeplate during the August 11th game. Georgia 811 employees and families will also be in attendance sporting our new “August 11th is 811 Day” t-shirts. Leave us a message or screenshot on Facebook if you spot our 811 message!
Save the Date – Georgia 811 Annual Meeting
Join us Thursday, October 7, at Lake Lanier Legacy Islands Resort for the Georgia 811 Annual Meeting. The Meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch following. Attendance is free. The Annual Meeting will be held during the GUCC Fall Conference. Stay tuned for registration information for both the Conference and Annual Meeting.
August Giveaway
There will be three winners for this month’s Georgia 811 Facebook Giveaway. Each winner will win an officially signed Atlanta Braves Baseball and a $100 MLB gift card for merchandise from mlbshop.com.    You have between August 1 and August 15 at 5:00 p.m. to register for a chance to win. Visit the Georgia 811 Facebook Page for the registration link.
Safe + Sound Week
The Department of Labor’s Safe + Sound Week registration opens this week. It is a nationwide event held each August to recognize the successes of workplace health and safety programs. We encourage all of Georgia 811’s safe digging stakeholders to register and have the opportunity to be recognized for your safety successes. For information, click here.