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Damage Prevention Progress Update First Quarter FY 2005-06

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									  Sunshine State One Call
Damage Prevention and Safety


  Cheryl Ritter, Damage Prevention Manager
Damage Prevention is Everyone’s
Responsibility


          Four Steps
1. Call 811 Before You Dig

2. Wait 2 full business days
3. Respect The Marks
4. Dig Safely
Temporary Locate Marks




Complaints from Miami Residents
          City of Miami passed
     Legislative Resolution 07-00439

Resolution seeks to amend State Statute
  Chapter 556
“Underground Facility Damage Prevention
  and Safety Act”
Amendment would require:
• Excavators to remove locate marks at
  project’s completion
• Establish a penalty for non-removal.
     City of Miami sent a letter to all
            Mayors in Florida

Urging them to support Legislative
  Resolution 07-00439
Amendment would require:
• Excavators to remove locate marks at
  project’s completion
• Establish a penalty for non-removal.
   Sunshine State One Call Response


• Mailed letter to Mayor of City of
  Miami
• Created Low Impact Marking
  Ad Hoc Committee
       Low Impact Marking Ad Hoc
           Committee Purpose

Work Cooperatively

• City of Miami
• Miami Dade County
• Major Public Utilities
• Locating Companies
• Paint and Marking Companies
• Excavators and Contractor Associations
          Low Impact Marking Ad Hoc
              Committee Purpose

          Study Impact and Identify Solutions
•   Safety
•   Financial & Economic Hardships
•   Liability Issues
•   Business Practices of
       – Utilities Companies
       – Locators
       – Excavators
       – Sunshine State One Call
        Low Impact Marking Symposium


•   When: Tuesday, April 22
•   Where: Jungle Island, Miami
•   Time: 8 am – 1:30 pm*
•   FREE Continental Breakfast and Lunch
•   FREE Parking
•   Register online at www.callsunshine.com
•   Visit the Low Impact Marking Web page under Hot Topics
       – View committee minutes, symposium agenda, industry
         recommendations

*Jungle Island invites attendees to tour the island, enjoy the shows and
  exhibits at no charge until 6 pm
     Increase Excavator Education
• White Line Proposed Dig Site
• How to Request Locate Tickets
   – Be Specific About the Proposed Dig Site
   – Narrow Scope of Work
   – Avoid Renewing Tickets when jobs are
     completed
     What is White Lining?

• White Lining is considered to be a “Best Practice”
• Mark the general scope of the excavation on the
  surface of the ground using white paint, white
  stakes or other similar white marking
       Why White Line?

• Good way for excavators to communicate with the locator.

• Helps prevent unnecessary work for locators.

• Avoid excessive marks
              Why White Line?




Excessive paint, directional bore on opposite side of street
Why White Line?
Why White Line?
                       White Lining

Mandatory If:
• The member cannot sufficiently understand the
  written description of where locates are needed
• The actual excavation involves a portion of land that
  is less than 500 feet in length
• White lining would not interfere with traffic or
  pedestrian control
   How to Request a Locate Ticket



•Call 811
•Use the Internet
            Request Locate Tickets
                   Online
• Internet ticket entry (ITE)
• Submit locate requests online 24-hours a day, seven
  days a week
• Interrupt ticket entry to do another quick task
• Enter the specific information about the dig site
  Eliminate miscommunication between you and
  CSR
• Receive your ticket number immediately!
• On-line Emergency Contacts Available
      How to Request a Locate Ticket

         Be Specific On Your Locate Ticket
• Know the jobsite
• Give an accurate description
• Tell exactly where on the jobsite the digging occur
• Note special conditions
    – Locked fence
    – Gated community
    – Vicious dog
How to Request a Locate Ticket

 Be Specific On Your Locate Ticket
              One Linear Mile
One ticket may cover a linear distance of up to a
mile on any single street including the right-of-
way and adjacent easements and up to 150 feet
in either direction along streets identified in the
ticket
                                  Five Addresses

One locate ticket may cover up to five individual addresses
for work that is being done within individual properties
rather than in the easement or right-of-way
Example:
This ticket requests for locations at addresses 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009

                2000       2002         2004       2006        2008


                                       S Main St

                2001       2003         2005       2007        2009




                                       One mile
                     One Square Mile

One locate ticket may cover an area of undeveloped land
of no more than one square mile, provided that the
boundaries of the undeveloped land area where the work is
to be performed are described on the ticket. This ticket may
also include work to be performed on any single street or
right-of-way (as described in paragraph 2 above) bordering
the area of undeveloped land. Work to be performed on
any additional bordering street or right-of-way will require a
separate ticket.
One Square Mile
     Second Step


Wait 2 full business days
Second Step
              Third Step


         Respect the Marks
If marks are destroyed and no longer
 visible?
Request a new Locate Ticket
                Fourth Step

               Fourth Step
Dig with Care
Tolerance Zone is         24       inches
Must      Locate      lines
  Hand digging, pot holing, = digging, vacuum
Mechanized equipment softSupervision
    excavation or similar procedures to identify
Stop if you contact a utility and
              underground facilities
            Valid Locate Tickets
• Valid for 30 calendar days with day one
  beginning the day after notification is received

• Must be renewed on the 27th calendar day if
  work at the location will continue past 30
  calendar days
                IMPORTANT
When project is ongoing and over 30 calendar
  days, renew the ticket and ALSO:

• Change the scope of work

• Avoid requesting locates where work has
  already been completed
               IMPORTANT
• When project is complete, DO NOT continue to
  renew the ticket over and over again.

• Ensure good communication between field
  employees and the person responsible for
  requesting locate tickets.
Damage Prevention is Everyone’s
Responsibility


          Four Steps
1. Call Before You Dig

2. Wait The Required Time
3. Respect The Marks
4. Dig Safely
FREE Online Safety Training
  FREE Onsite Training
 Questions & Answers

             Cheryl Ritter
   Damage Prevention Manager
  800-638-4097 Extension 2063
            954.389.7328
            954.232.4892
Cheryl.ritter@mail.callsunshine.com
      www.callsunshine.com

								
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