The goal of North Carolina 811 is to educate all Excavators
GREENSBORO, NC June 20, 2014 – “It is HCAC’s intention to work closely and collaborate with other organizations, in order to identify more opportunities for the Hispanic construction industry”, stated Julian Arcila, Executive Director of HCAC. NC811 has sponsored and supported HCAC for the past several years at their Conference and Expo. With the new revised Underground Utility Safety and Damage Prevention Act coming into effect October 1, 2014, there is a need to educate all excavators within North Carolina about the changes. View the revised law by following this link: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/statutes/statutelookup.pl?statute=87
NC811 is partnering with HCAC to help educate their members. Providing brochures in Spanish will help contractors/excavators understand the requirements of Calling Before You Dig. Brochures included are the Excavation Manual, Guide to Calling in Notifications, Homeowners Guide, Positive Response, Remote Ticket Entry, and WebTMS. Any of the brochures may be downloaded at http://www.nc811.org/brochures.html
NC811 and the Pipes Plus partners will team up to offer the information that excavators need to understand the processes that help protect them, their work force and the underground utilities that may conflict with their excavation efforts. This FREE program is an on-going national effort to increase knowledge of safe digging, damage prevention for underground utilities, and emergency responses. For more information on locations, visit: http://www.ncpipesplus.org/.
Louis Panzer, Executive Director of NC811, stated, “The goal of NC811 is to educate all excavators about the safe digging process. The alliance with the Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas is of utmost importance to keep their members safe.” To learn more about Calling Before You Dig, visit www.nc811.org.
About NC 811
Since 1978 North Carolina 811 has provided you a fast and easy communications link with your local utility providers. You give us your locate information, we transmit it to the utilities and then they send out locators to mark your underground lines for FREE. So remember, call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 two business days before you plan on digging. More information about the services of NC 811 is available at www.nc811.org