Best Practices Manual

The Best Practices Guide is the preeminent and trusted resource for underground damage prevention with more than 160 practices that cover all phases of the safe digging process. The practices included within this guide are agreed to by consensus of 16 industry stakeholder groups and are designed to improve worker safety, protect vital underground infrastructure, and ensure public safety during excavation activities conducted in the vicinity of existing underground facilities.

CGA releases a new edition of Best Practices every spring with all approved updates that reflect changes in damage prevention.

Key

One Call Center One Call Center

Facility Owner Facility Owner

Excavator Excavator

Locator Locator

Project Owner Project Owner

Designer Designer