Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Training: "Call Before You Dig Law"

Changes to Washington state's "Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act" (RCW 19.122) went into effect on January 1, 2013.  

Training:  This training and certification process will identify companies and field personnel who have taken the time to go through safe digging practice training and understand local and national laws relative to pipeline and underground utility preservation and safety. 

When and where (8:30 am to 2:00 pm):
  • May 1, 2014 (Yakima)
  • May 6, 2014 (Spokane Valley)
  • May 13, 2014 (Fife)
  • May 27, 2014 (Walla Walla)
  • June 3, 2014 (Arlington)
  • June 19, 2014 (Camas)
Who should attend:
  • Public works employees
  • Contractors
  • Excavators
  • Landscapers
Bid documents:  According to RCW 19.122.040, project owners must "indicate in bid or contract documents the existence of underground facilities known by the project owner to be located within the proposed area of excavation."
  • $90 - NUCA members
  • $110 - non-NUCA members
Sponsored by:
2 year certification:  Upon completion of the five hour training, attendees will receive a two year certification in this "Dig-Safe Certification Program."

Information and registration:  Click here.
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