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National Safe Digging Month begins this weekend!

  • 30 March 2023
  • Author: Sarah Daley
  • Number of views: 846

How Will You Spread The Safe Digging Message This NSDM?

National Safe Digging Month (NSDM) kicks off this weekend, and we can’t wait to see what you have planned to spread the safe digging message and help us work toward our “50 in 5” industry goal. Each year during NSDM, our industry educates the general public and professionals on the importance of adhering to the 811 process and CGA’s Best Practices.

We are looking forward to celebrating NSDM with many of you at the 2023 CGA Conference & Expo in Orlando April 17-21. Register today to secure your space and download the Conference app to access the full schedule of events, receive daily updates during the event and more. If you are already registered and would like to enhance your experience by signing up for additional Conference events, including the Call Before You Divot Classic golf tournament, the inaugural CGA Conference cornhole tournament, pre-conference workshops and offsite tours to see the damage prevention industry in action, please fill out this form to add these exciting offerings to your experience.

As the weather begins to warm up, millions of Americans are planning to dig, so now is the perfect time to reinforce the safe digging message and the gravity of the consequences associated with failing to contact 811 as we strive to protect vital utilities and those who live and work around them.

CGA has an array of NSDM tools that your organization can leverage to effectively reach both homeowners and professionals about safe digging and the 811 process. CGA’s updated NSDM toolkit offers members a variety of resources, including updated infographics, social media posts, government proclamations, case studies featuring creative initiatives and more. CGA also recently published its new excavator-focused NSDM toolkit, which offers tools to more effectively reach the excavator audience with key messages related to excavator-specific damage prevention best practices.

We encourage you to incorporate the brand new national 811 tagline and animation into your NSDM activations and outreach efforts. Be sure to share your NSDM efforts on Engage so that other organizations can see what you have planned to spread the safe digging message and contribute to the “50 in 5” industry challenge this April!

We are thrilled that 811 and the safe digging message will be in front of millions of NASCAR fans at the Call 811 Before You Dig 250 Powered by Call811.com, taking place Saturday, April 15 at the Martinsville Speedway. The race is sure to bring high viewership and will serve as an excellent promotion of 811 during the middle of NSDM. Visit the toolkit and help us spread the word.

We look forward to seeing the unique ways that your organization spreads the word about NSDM. Thank you for your commitment to protecting underground utilities this NSDM and every day!

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