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EAU CLAIRE – One of the leading causes of disruption to utilities is damage that occurs during excavation work. In fact, according to Diggers Hotline, a utility line is damaged by digging once every three minutes nationwide.
Xcel Energy encourages local builders, excavators, landscapers and utility workers to attend a safety and damage prevention seminar offered at locations throughout Wisconsin and into Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The meetings are organized by the Greater Wisconsin Damage Prevention Council, which includes representation from sponsoring utilities, like Xcel Energy, natural gas pipeline companies and Diggers Hotline.
The 90-minute meetings begin with a meal followed by a safety-focused program to inform and educate those who work outside about working safely when digging underground or operating machinery around overhead utility systems. The Xcel Energy trainers will update participants on the latest procedures and policies related to overhead and underground work, as well as emphasize new OSHA rules and regulations.
The following meetings, coordinated by Xcel Energy, will take place at various locations Feb. 26-March 27. There is no fee to participate, but attendees must register at least one week in advance at www.diggershotline.com/Meeting13.html.
Training in Xcel Energy's service area is on the following dates:
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