What is National Safe Digging Month?

National Safe Digging Month is CBYD’s initiative to raise awareness about safe digging procedures.

Contractors working on behalf of utilities can make dangerous assumptions about the need to have utility lines marked before commencing excavation works. Don’t risk it! It’s the law to contact CBYD first, and is critical in the prevention of damage to underground utilities and avoiding seriously (potentially deadly) injuries.

Call Before You Dig, Inc., (CBYD) is a state regulated, nonprofit organization comprised of all public utilities and municipalities within the State of Connecticut. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) oversees CBYD. The organization is administered by a board of annually elected directors representing various public and private utilities.

The purpose of CBYD is to function as a statewide, onecall notification system providing excavators, including the general public, with the ability to inform multiple owners and operators of underground facilities during proposed excavations.

Underground Safety Conference

The Underground Safety Conference, hosted by CBYD, will be held on April 23rd from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. This conference is free to attend and will have many informative sessions on safe digging and CBYD. CEO of NUCA Doug Carlson and NUCA Board Member Ron Peterson will speak about NUCA’s Damage Prevention and Contractor Avoidance Program. 

Learn more and register for the conference here.