April is Safe Digging Month!
Governor Brian Kemp met with safe digging stakeholders to issue a proclamation announcing April 2023 as Safe Digging Month in Georgia. As April marks the start of spring digging season, Georgia 811 and Governor Kemp are encouraging homeowners to contact 811 before they dig. “We join the governor in strongly encouraging individuals and professionals to contact 811 before they begin digging,” said Meghan Rafinski, Georgia 811’s President & CEO. “Having underground lines marked is an important decision that can help keep Georgia safe and connected.”
To view the full press release, visit Georgia 811 Latest News.
Promoting Safe Digging Month on Social Media
April is known as Safe Digging Month around the country and is a great time for those in the utility and construction industry to promote 811 and safe digging. We encourage stakeholders to share safety messages on social media this month. Georgia 811 makes this easy by providing “ready to use” social media graphics here.
Stay connected by using these important social media hashtags and tags:
To tag Georgia 811:
Georgia 811 Damage Prevention Competent Person Training
Georgia 811 is excited to announce that a new version of the Georgia 811 Damage Prevention Competent Person Training will be released later this month. In anticipation of the turnover, the current version of the training will be removed on April 19. Those who are only partway through the current version are encouraged to complete their training prior to April 19, as progress will not be saved when the transition is made to the new version. The availability date of the new training will be announced at the end of the month once everything is transitioned successfully.
Georgia 811 is giving away four $500 gift cards. The winner can choose between Lowe’s or Home Depot! Visit and follow the Georgia 811 Facebook page and click on the link in the pinned post to register for the contest. You have until April 30th to register.
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Tune into the Call811.com Before You Dig 250 at Martinsville Speedway April 15. NASCAR fans will be interested to know Josh Williams in the #92 Chevrolet will wrap his car for the Saturday Xfinity race in Call811 messaging. The race will be televised at 7:30pm EDT on FS1.