MISS DIG 811 Education Department

The MISS DIG 811 Education Department is responsible for promoting public awareness of underground facility damage prevention practices. We provide knowledge and training to facility owners/operators, utility locators, excavators, and the public in pursuit of reducing damages to underground facilities in Michigan. Once the level of awareness and education/certification increases across the state, the department will look to certify industry stakeholders to become active advocates of the damage prevention message within their locality. To this end, MISS DIG 811 is requesting that companies across the state join in sharing the MISS DIG 811 Safe Digging message.

MISS DIG 811 Schedule of Upcoming Events


Check dates and times below and your inbox for announcements regarding teleconferences, DPAs and certification workshop locations. You can also contact us directly to become safety certified at your next company 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!
TO RSVP, CLICK ONE OF THE BOXES BELOW
 

Click on this link if you need help registering yourself into a workshop: https://youtu.be/9hur0pS1NaQ 

Click on this link if you need help registering multiple people into a workshop: https://youtu.be/rwavTFqvE7g

 
Conferencing Phone Number: (248)724-5800
Conference ID: 827817
 

 

If you have any questions about these events or need any assistance in fulfilling your damage prevention requirements, MISS DIG 811 Education Specialistsare available to provide support, conduct presentations, and offer resources that can be distributed to your staff. We look forward to working with you.

 

MISS DIG 811 LIVE! Teleconferences

The Education Team offers monthly MISS DIG 811 LIVE! Teleconferences (see choices in Schedule of Upcoming Events below) on a variety of MISS DIG 811-related topics. These teleconferences allow the sharing of damage prevention information while serving as an open forum between excavators, facility owners, locators, and other interested parties to discuss projects, concerns, and trends without leaving their jobsite or office.

You are welcome to attend any teleconference that fits your schedule.  If there is a topic you would like to see discussed, please send an email to  education@missdig811.org or call the MISS DIG 811 Education Team at 811 ext. 5.

Monthly Teleconference Topics and Documents


April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
2018 Teleconferences

December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
2017 Teleconferences

December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
  • MISS DIG Topic: MISS DIG 811 Tools & Resources including Enhanced Positive Response, Near Ticket, Web Ticket Management System, e-Suite
  • MEETING NOTES
July 2017
  • MISS DIG Topic: How do I know when it's safe to dig? What should I do when it's not?
  • MEETING NOTES
June 2017
  • MISS DIG Topic: NEAR TICKET- giving you the ability to see what tickets were placed in the area of your project.
  • MEETING NOTES
May 2017
April 2017
  • MISS DIG Topic: Scope of Work including changes to utility pole guidelines
  • MEETING NOTES
March 2017
  • MISS DIG Topic: Cross Bores & Requirements for Detection of New Facilities
  • MEETING NOTES

 

MISS DIG 811 Safe Excavation Practices Certification Program

The MISS DIG 811 Safe Excavation Practices Certification Program offers excavators training and information on several safety and facility damage prevention topics at no cost. The MISS DIG 811 Certification satisfies the training portion of your company's Safety Management System which is one of the requirements of being Gold Shovel Standard Certified. It can also be a positive statement to your customers.

In addition to the online Safe Excavation Practices Certification course, Education Specialists present the certification course on the road with the Safe Excavation Practices Workshops at a location near you! The live workshops meet requirements for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for Professional Engineers, Surveyors, Drinking Water, Wastewater, Residential Builders, Builders Prelicensure, Landscape Architect, Residential Maintenance & Alternation Contractor and Residential Maintenance & Alternation Contractor Prelicensure. (See the Schedule of Upcoming Events below) You can also request that an Education Specialist come to you and your employees at whatever location you would like.

 

Member Benefits: Remote Member Access

Member facilities interested in learning more about Remote Member Access (RMA) to the MISS DIG 811 system should contact Member Support at membersupport@missdig811.org
 

New!! - e-Nearby & Abandoned Facilities Code

e-Nearby – Go to our e-suite located at e-suite.missdig811.org, to access, or click here 

This will enable you to find nearby tickets using a ticket number, address, intersection or GPS location. 

Abandoned Facilities Code – MISS DIG 811 has created an abandoned member code (ABAN). Contact Member Services at membersupport@missdig811.org or by phone at 800-482-7161 to create an ABAN code for existing abandoned facilities.  For more information click here

 

Monthly Newsletter


If you are interested in receiving MISS DIG 811's Monthly Newsletter, which includes safety related topics and events, please click here or complete the form below. 

The Education Department Team

Contact the Education Department by calling 811 Ext. 2,5 email education@missdig811.org or by calling the numbers listed below:
 
Gail Wyckhouse, Education Manager
(248) 370-6424
 
Colleen Goddard, Community Outreach Education Specialist
(906) 789-3083
 
Paul Harding, Community Outreach Education Specialist
(248) 370-6426
 
Linda Portelli, Education Specialist West/Central Michigan
(248) 370-6441
 
David Bowen, Education Specialist East/Central Michigan
(248) 370-6440
 
Pat Goddard, Education Specialist Upper Peninsula & Northern Lower Michigan
(906) 553-0033
 
Stephanie Boe, RTE/EEP
(248) 370-6427
 
Cassandra Farley, Education Curriculum Development & Training Coach
(248) 370-6421
 
Patty Preston, Trainer
 
Sandy Gunville, Trainer
 
Brianna Kirby, Education Coordinator