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Handling Meet Tickets Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

AdobeStock 405713693 SMWhen it comes to underground utilities, safety and damage prevention are the ultimate goals. In 2020, the industry was forced to contend with a new risk: the COVID-19 pandemic.

The damage prevention industry has responded nimbly, adjusting day-to-day operations and implementing protocols that help flatten the curve and limit the spread. Part of that “new normal” requires changes in how locators, facility operators and excavators address Meet tickets.

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2021 Damage Prevention Meetings Are Going Virtual

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s damage prevention meetings will be held virtually.

Gopher State One Call’s meetings are typically held all across the state in March and April. This year, you have the choice to join in on a virtual discussion (available on multiple dates) or to sign up and view the content on your own time. All excavators, contractors, administrative personnel, engineers, surveyors, and locators are encouraged to join in.

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2020 Holiday Observance Notice

GSOC Christmas 2020

Below is a list of official holidays Gopher State One Call will observe for the remainder of 2020.

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Winter Locating 101

IMG 1566 WEBMichael Jensen began his career as a contract locator in 2009 and has spent the past three years as an engineering service tech at City of Austin Utilities. That’s more than a decade’s worth of Minnesota winters spent trudging through slush, snow and harsh temperatures to help prevent damages and keep the public safe.

As regular excavations taper off in late fall, it’s easy to assume that not much is happening once the ground freezes and the snow flies. Even though there aren’t as many routine locates, that doesn’t mean that the locator workload lightens.

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Upcoming Events

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

02/08/2023 - 02/08/2023

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

02/15/2023 - 02/15/2023

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

03/01/2023 - 03/01/2023

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