Promoting 811 and the Safe Digging Process
Damage prevention starts with a call or a click. 811 is the national call-before-you-dig number for professional excavators and homeowners. CGA’s 811 promotional efforts focus on supporting our member community by striking a balance between large-scale national initiatives executed in partnership with our members, and by providing providing tools and resources designed to provide guidance for all damage prevention stakeholders’ outreach efforts.
The 811 program reaches millions of Americans every year through two major campaigns, National Safe Digging Month (NSDM) and 811 Day. NSDM is a concerted month-long effort during April to promote safe digging through member-driven marketing and activities. 811 Day takes place on August 11th and holds a wide range of larger events, all with the goal of educating the public on 811 and the one call process.