Toolkits

CGA has released a new Back to Business toolkit with resources for members to use as COVID-19 measures lift. You’ll find press releases that address the easing of restrictions, as well as materials for two campaigns highlighting important messages.

The CGA Awards celebrate the successes of our members as well as those in the larger damage prevention community. Each year, CGA members nominate peers for the Jim Barron, Ron Olitsky and Hall of Fame awards, and nominations are considered by an award selection subcommittee. In addition, the CGA President annually selects a company or organization to receive the CGA President's award. This year, the CGA Awards are going virtual! Check back here at 2 p.m. everyday May 18th-22nd to find out the winners.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, April 2020 will be a very different National Safe Digging Month than ever before. CGA knows that our members are focused on adjusting operations in the quickly changing environment and that conditions are different around the country. We will be providing public outreach tools for spring 2020 for members who are continuing to see typical digging activity in their areas.

CGA will be updating these tools and resources as the situation evolves.

CGA has created a suite of toolkits designed to help members generate public awareness about the importance of damage prevention. From news media and social media outreach, to advertisements and grassroots engagement, CGA’s Public Awareness Toolkits put a range of templates, how-to guides, graphics and other resources right at members’ fingertips.

After more than 10 of years DIRT data collection and annual reports, the Data Reporting & Evaluation Committee is making some significant revisions to the DIRT form to ensure it continues to provide value to damage prevention efforts.

The following Toolkit is designed to guide DIRT data submitters through this transition period, and to explain what the revisions are and the rationale for them. New material will continue to be added to the toolkit, so please check back in periodically.

CGA's Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) program collects critical damage and event information, analyzing the numbers and producing targeted recommendations to damage prevention stakeholders about how to best protect buried facilities.

The CGA Best Practices Guide is the original, and still most popular, industry resource for ensuring the safety of those who work or live near underground facilities. The Best Practices manual includes more than 130 practices that cover all phases of the 811 process, agreed to by 16 stakeholder groups.  

The following toolkit is available to assist members and damage prevention stakeholders in using the Best Practices Guide and participating in the best practices process.  

The stakeholder advocacy toolkit includes documents that are available to assist stakeholders in discovering best practices that have already been identified through the CGA, case studies describing legislative activities that have taken place recently in some states, a list of states that have current legislative activity indicated, as well as contact information for stakeholder groups that would be beneficial to engage in the process of building a legislative coalition with your state.