Tag Archives: workplace safety

Farm Tap

A Farm Tap is a natural gas piping connection to an interstate or intrastate transmission pipeline. A Farm Tap customer is a person who receives natural gas through such a system. If you own drain tile, irrigation lines, buried power … Continue reading

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You May Not Know Your Land As Well As You Think You Do

We got a call on a Sunday afternoon from a farmer.  He had been plowing his field, land that had been in his family for generations.  He said he hit something.  He thought it might be a fiber line. This … Continue reading

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On Your Mark

When it comes to safety, the difference is in the details. Crucial marks on the ground can depend on the accuracy of work site information provided to those in the field. The men and women who locate underground utilities face … Continue reading

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The Best Things in Life are Free

It’s been a popular saying since appearing in a song in the 1927 Broadway musical Good News. “The best things in life are free Now that I’ve discovered What you mean to me The best things in life are free” … Continue reading

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Excavator Responsibilities

Over the years, even very experienced workers tend to forget some of the basics they learned in the beginning of their careers.  This week’s blog is a refresher on excavator responsibilities. Each excavator, including each subcontractor, is responsible for: Requesting … Continue reading

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TO MARKET, TO MARKET

There’s just something special about fresh fruits and vegetables. That’s why Farmer’s Markets are so popular.   The Farmer’s Market coalition estimates there are over 8,000 such markets operating across the United States.   (New York City has over 100 markets) In … Continue reading

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811 – PASS IT ALONG

Remember the ice bucket challenge a while back?   People shot video of themselves getting doused with ice and ice water and then challenged someone else to do it.  Money raised went to the ALS charity. (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis research) Now … Continue reading

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JAZZING IT UP!

Just when you need a little break from the mid-summer doldrums – it’s time for the Sioux Falls celebration of JazzFest 2018! This is the 27thyear for the big show, which runs this coming Friday—Saturday,  July 20—21.   The location is … Continue reading

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LET’S TALK INSURANCE

We’ve had a couple of weeks to think about this disturbing news – anthrax confirmed in a herd of South Dakota cattle. The animals in the herd were unvaccinated.   While there is no law requiring annual anthrax vaccination, it is … Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA BRAGGING RIGHTS

Have you ever been a tourist in your own state?  As the Fourth of July holiday approaches and we celebrate our national independence, remember that South Dakota is due some celebrating of her own! At South Dakota 811, we’re proud … Continue reading

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