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Divot with C.A.R.E. Charity Golf Tournament

This year, VA811 and Dominion Virginia Power are co-hosting a golf tournament in advance of the 2017 Damage Prevention Conference. The Divot with C.A.R.E. Charity Golf Tournament will take place on April 17, 2017 at the Signature at West Neck in Virginia Beach. All proceeds of the tournament will go to support the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

With a 32 team maximum, please register as soon as possible! Click the link below for registration information and sponsorship opportunities. We’ll see you there! 

Divot with C.A.R.E. Charity Tournament

2017 Virginia Damage Prevention Conference

The 2017 Virginia Damage Prevention Conference will be held in Virginia Beach from April 18-20.  Click on the links below for additional information:

2017 Damage Prevention Conference Preliminary Agenda

2017 Damage Prevention Conference Preliminary Agenda

2017 Damage Prevention Conference Registration Information

2017 Damage Prevention Conference Registration Information

2017 Damage Prevention Conference Vendor Registration Information

2017 Damage Prevention Conference Vendor Registration Information

November 2016 Advisory Committee Meeting Canceled

The November 2016 Advisory Committee Meeting has been canceled.  The Committee’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

VA811 Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes

VA811 PROMOTES SAFE DIGGING WITH A BACKYARD MAKEOVER SWEEPSTAKES, FEATURING A GRAND PRIZE OF $2,500

Sweepstakes is open to all homeowners in Virginia and promotes safe excavation by launching on 811 Day (August 11th)

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA (Aug. 8, 2016) – This 811 Day (August 11th), VA811 will be promoting safe excavation by offering a Backyard Makeover sweepstakes, featuring a grand prize giveaway of $2,500 towards landscape design, materials, and labor.

The sweepstakes will launch on August 11th and last until September 1st and entries will be accepted via VA811’s official Facebook page and via entry form on the VA811 website. A winner will be selected at random and announced on September 2nd, 2016.

In the US an underground utility line is damaged every six minutes because someone decided to dig without first contacting 811. VA811 hopes that this sweepstakes will help raise awareness about the importance of calling before digging.

Contacting VA811 prior to any excavation will help protect vital underground infrastructure, like gas, power, and communications lines. After contacting VA811, affected underground utilities are notified of the planned excavation. Professional locators are then sent to the requested digging site to mark the approximate locations of the underground utility lines with paint, flags, or both.

Homeowners and professionals alike can ensure they are protected by calling 811 or by going to sat.va811.com to enter a ticket online using the Single Address Tickets application. 

Remember, Dig with CARE and keep Virginia safe!

Surge in Virginia Workplace Fatalities in 2016

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry issued a press release today indicating that 29 Virginia workers have died of job-related injuries and illnesses through the end of July 2016.  At this rate, there will be an 80% increase in such fatal accidents compared to 2015.

This press release provides information on resources available to Virginia businesses that can help them avoid workplace injuries and illnesses.  Click here to see some of the things that your company can do to protect its employees.

Contract Locate Transition Best Practices

The Virginia Damage Prevention Advisory Committee recently adopted a recommended set of best practices for the event when a utility operator transitions from one contract locate company to another.  These best practices were developed by a group of stakeholders.  Click here to see the Contract Locate Transition Best Practices.

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