MISS DIG 811 has redesigned its education efforts with a team comprised of Colleen Goddard, Linda Portelli, Paul Harding, and Stephanie Boe, with Gwen Knowles as our leader. MISS DIG 811 LIVE! offers teleconferences held monthly on a variety of MISS DIG 811 related topics, and also opens up the floor at every teleconference for any questions or concerns you may have. Along with Consumers Energy, these teleconferences allow the sharing of damage prevention information and serve as an open forum between excavators, utility owners, locators, and other interested parties to discuss projects, concerns, and trends without the need to leave the jobsite or office. See the regional dates and times below but you are welcome to attend any of the teleconferences that fit your schedule. Please let us know if you have a topic you’d like to see discussed in the near future by emailing email@example.com or by calling the MISS DIG 811 Education Team at 248-370-6404.
We are also taking our Certification and Safe Excavation Practices Workshop on the road to a location near you!
The MISS DIG Certification Program offers excavators training and information on a number of safety and utility damage prevention topics at no cost.
Current Training Modules: Public Act 174
Hand Digging/Soft Excavation
Benefits of Certification:
- Safety is our highest priority. Hold your employees and hired contractors to the highest excavation standards.
- Safe excavation practices prevent injuries, property damage, outages, project delays, and high costs.
- It’s a great way to market your company when your employees are safety certified!
The clinic “Safe Excavation Practices” also meets requirements for Continuing Education Credits for Professional Engineers, Surveyors, Wastewater, and tentatively Drinking Water.
Check dates and times below and your inbox for future announcements regarding certification workshop locations. You can also contact us directly to become safety certified at your next meeting or an upcoming event!
Remember, safe digging is no accident!
We hope that you will join us soon to become MISS DIG 811 Certified!
Conference Topics by Month
Consumers Energy Topic: MIOSHA Importance of Electrical Safety Power Line Clearance- Topic Sheet
Consumers Energy Topic: Home Generator Safety- Home Generator Safety Brochure
MISS DIG Topic: Positive Response-
Consumers Energy Topic: Complimentary Safety Training: Gas & Electric Hazard Awareness
MISS DIG Topic: Web Ticket Programs, Project Tickets, and Hand Exposing-
Consumers Energy Topic: Carbon Monoxide
MISS DIG Topic: Re-Transmitting a Ticket-
Consumers Energy Topic: Free Contractor Training from Consumers Energy: Working Safely Around Gas & Electric Facilities
MISS DIG Regional Damage Prevention Safety Calls Schedule
TO RSVP, CLICK ONE OF THE BOXES BELOW
Although teleconferences are listed by region, feel free to attend any session.
If you have any questions about these calls, or need any assistance in fulfilling your damage prevention requirements, MISS DIG Subject Matter Experts are available to provide support, conduct presentations, and offer resources that can be distributed to your staff. We look forward to working with you.
East/Central Michigan – Paul Harding: (248) 370-6426, firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Michigan – Colleen Goddard: (906) 789-3083, email@example.com
West/Central Michigan – Linda Portelli: (248) 370-6441, firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Manager- Gwen Knowles: (248) 370-6404, email@example.com
Director of Marketing – Bruce Campbell: (248) 370-6446, firstname.lastname@example.org
Damage Prevention Associations (DPA)
Are groups of local excavating contractors, landscapers, locators, municipalities, utility companies and MISS DIG who meet on an ongoing basis to share information, receive training, network and problem solve.