Committees & Best Practices

Gold Shovel Standard Committee (GSSC)
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The vision for MISS DIG 811 Gold Shovel Standard Committee is a safer Michigan where all excavators demonstrate exemplary caution around buried infrastructure and all locators demonstrate exemplary performance in locating buried infrastructure and where both can be recognized and rewarded for their superior performance.

The mission of MISS DIG 811 Gold Shovel Standard Committee is to accelerate the broad adoption of Gold Shovel Standard throughout Michigan. 

 

Committees & Best Practices - MISS DIG System, Inc. - GLF
The Foundation will be responsible for sponsorship of participation in the Gold Shovel Standard.
Sponsorship is intended to reduce damages by having municipal members and contractors adopt the Standard.
The Sponsorship is a 3-year program that members can apply for as a Gold Shovel Standard community or contractor.
Public Agency Members willing to adopt the Standard for all work done in their jurisdiction can request that their annual membership fee be reduced by 1/3 for 3 consecutive years.
Associate Member Contractors can request that their annual membership fee be reduced by 1/3 for 3 consecutive years.
 

Michigan Damage Prevention Board (MDPB)
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Committees & Best Practices - MISS DIG System, Inc. - MDPB

MDPB is in place to review any comments or concerns from the Damage Prevention Associations. These meetings are open to all Stakeholders, and are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, located at 2937 Atrium Dr. #100, Okemos, MI 48864 at 9AM. Meetings are subject to room availability, please contact Rob Coppersmith at robcoppersmith@mi-ita.com to be added to the email list to receive updates on this meeting.

MDPB Best Practices

*The MDPB Best Practices are presented as a general guide.  The MDPB encourages all users to consult and consider not only the MDPB Best Practices, but also (i) employer practices, (ii) industry practices, (iii) federal and state statutes and regulations, (iv) building and fire codes, and (v) local laws, regulations, and ordinances


Michigan Utility Coordination Committee (MUCC)
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Committees & Best Practices - MISS DIG System, Inc. - MUCC_Logo_2MUCC meets to discuss pre-construction underground utility safety through planning and communication including post construction and as-built drawings and standards. These meetings are primarily held for design engineers, DPW’s, municipal planners, facility owners/ operators and contractors. Meetings are not held on a regular basis, but usually happen two times per quarter at the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, located at 2937 Atrium Dr. #100, Okemos, MI 48864. The meetings are booked 4-6 weeks before the event. Please contact Rachelle VanDeventer at rachellevandeventer@mi-ita.com to be added to the email list to receive updates on this meeting.

 

Committees & Best Practices - MISS DIG System, Inc. - GUIDE_logo_Low_ResThe Michigan Utility Coordination Committee’s (MUCC) Geospatial Utility Infrastructure Data Exchange (GUIDE) initiative revolutionizes spatial awareness and spatial quality of underground utility infrastructure information by capturing accurate 3-dimensional geospatial location data on underground utility infrastructure at the time of installation, and storing this information in highly accessible and secure repository.


Ticket Initiation Management Execution (TIME)
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Committees & Best Practices - MISS DIG System, Inc. - TIMECommittee discusses possible changes to MISS DIG ticket and transmission formatting and uses. These meetings are geared towards locators, MISS DIG members and contractors. Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of every month at the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, located at 2937 Atrium Dr. #100, Okemos, MI 48864 and begin after the MDPB meetings, 10:30am. Meetings are subject to room availability. Please contact Katie Gruzwalski at kgruzwalski@missdig811.org to be added to the email list to receive updates on this meeting.