As part of the Department of Transportation’s commitment to pipeline safety, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today launched a public service announcement reminding everyone from backyard gardeners to professional excavators to call 811 toll-free before digging.
The Call 811 Call Before You Dig PSA is set in a fairytale world, where the characters live blissfully unaware of the dangers that lurk below. They are advised to "Avoid a Grimm Situation" by calling 811 before they dig. The PSA is available in video and audio formats in English and Spanish – a 30-second TV spot and 30- and 60-second radio spots. PHMSA will also provide a TV PSA that states can use to deliver customized 811 messages.
To learn more, and see the video, visit the PHMSA website.
This spring CGA has launched a brand new tool in conjunction with National Safe Digging Month - The 811 Promise, found at www.The811Promise.com.
This online promise was inspired by a pilot campaign implemented by Panhandle Energy, Dig Safely New York, and Georgia 811 surrounding 8/11 Day in 2011. The campaign was instituted to create a way for a large number of stakeholders from various industries to promise they would always call 811 before digging. Along with promoting the importance of 811 to fellow stakeholders and the general public.
This year, CGA brought this same program to a national level with the website, www.The811Promise.com. This easy-to-use site encourages stakeholders to formally pledge their support of 811 as the first step in safe digging. Users simply added their name and location, and their promise is automatically added to the growing number of promises.
In just one month, more than 2,500 people from across the country have made the 811 promise, but we know that number can go MUCH higher. Click the link above to make the 811 promise and show your commitment to safe digging.
Natural gas is a safe, economical, and reliable form of energy. Natural gas pipelines are monitored to maintain service and reliability. Missouri natural gas operators have programs in place to enhance the integrity of their natural gas system and ensure your protection.
MO Safe Gas is your source for information about natural gas safety. It's a service of the Missouri Association of Natural Gas Operators, MANGO.