Excavator Education Program (EEP)

Download this years copy of the Excavator Education Program, One-Call Excavation Handbook

Michigan’s natural gas utilities, transmission pipeline operators and MISS
DIG System annually distribute The One-Call Excavation Handbook to excavation contractors as part of their Pipeline Public Awareness programs. We want to partner with you
for safe-digging practices to help protect the public, your employees and the

There are thousands of miles of high-pressure natural gas and petroleum
transmission lines and lower-pressure distribution lines throughout the state.
Pipelines help fuel our economy and way of life by bringing clean-burning
natural gas to homes and businesses.

Underground transmission pipelines carry natural gas into our state from
Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, the Gulf of Mexico and Canada. According to
the U.S. Department of Transportation, pipelines are the safest, most
reliable and cost-effective means of transporting energy products such as
natural gas over long distances.

We work with local, state and federal agencies in implementing programs to
encourage safe-digging and pipeline-security practices and to ensure
high-quality pipeline monitoring and maintenance.

Each year thousands of utility strikes happen throughout Michigan, including
those to gas and pipeline facilities. These strikes cause services outages, put
employees at risk, and result in costly repair bills for excavators. The
information provided within this booklet can help reduce or eliminate your
likelihood of strikes occurring during your upcoming projects.