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Excavator Continuing Education and Seminars

MISS DIG 811 Certification:

To become MISS DIG 811 Certified there are three choices:

  • Safe Excavation Practices Online Course
  • Safe Excavation Practices Webinar (instructor led)
  • Safe Excavation Practices Live Seminar at your facility

You can also take the abbreviated Field Basics online course.

Access any of these courses by clicking on the gear link; you will be directed to sign in or create an account. Once you are signed in, click on the orange tile with the course you wish to take listed on it.

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MISS DIG 811 Safe Excavation Practices Seminar Benefits
  • It qualifies as the training portion of your company's safety management program, one of the requirements of becoming Gold Shovel Standard Certified
  • It qualifies for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for some professions.
  • It shows a commitment to safety that will prevent injury, property damage, outages, project delays, and higher costs.
  • It provides your company and crews training and information on safety and facility damage prevention topics at NO COST!
  • It can be used as a marketing tool demonstrating your company stands above the rest when it comes to an exemplary level of safety in the field.

**Set a new standard in safety; MISS DIG 811 Safe Excavation Practices Certification attests to your continued safety training and following Public Act 174, and CGA Best Practices.**

MISS DIG 811 Safe Excavation Practices Seminar Outline

Topics:

  • Overview
  • Public Act 174
  • Positive Response
  • Tools & Resources
  • Scope of Work and Ticket Ingredients
  • Pipeline Safety
  • Online Programs - Tools - Resources
  • Locator Services
  • Sun Prairie, WI
Live Safe Excavation Practices Seminar Schedules

Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower MI SEP Seminars

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Southeast MI SEP Seminars

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West and Southwest MI SEP Seminars

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Webinar Safe Excavation Practices Schedules

Webinar SEP Schedule

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Safe Excavation Practices Online

Safe Excavation Practices Online:

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Field Basics Online

The Field Basics course is part of the MISS DIG 811 Certification Program, and also meets the requirements for The Gold Shovel Safety Management System. Over the next 15 to 20 minutes, you will learn the details of Michigan's Public Act 174, what it means for you, and how to make sure you are following the law on every dig.

The field Basics Course will cover: How Public Act 174 affects excavators; and how MISS DIG 811 helps make it easier to comply with the law; soft excavation and hand digging methods and rules for facility owner/operators excavators.

The MISS DIG 811 Field Basics Module:

  • 20-minute video with quiz
  • Gold Shovel Standard approved
  • Informative for field workers and new employee onboarding
  • Certificate good for 1 year

 

Toolbox Talk

MISS DIG 811 Education Specialists are available to meet with you at your office or job site to discuss safety and damage prevention topics of your choosing at no cost to you. Our presentations and toolbox talks can be tailored to your companys interests and needs and can last from 15 to 60 minutes based on your availability.

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Damage and Safety Alliance

Establish a DSA in your area

If you are interested in establishing a DSA meeting in your local area, please feel free to contact the Education Department at education@missdig811.org for suggestions. A member of the Education Team will participate in several of your DSA meetings throughout the year to provide educational information, updates, and helpful material. We will also promote your efforts on our website, through emails and in our newsletters.

DSA meeting updates:

To access remotely, call 248-724-5800 ID (827817)

Visual aids may be viewed during the meeting with JOIN.ME at https://www.join.me/damageprevention

 

Tri-County

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Meeting Location

Due to COVID-19 conditions DSA’s will be by Webinar until restrictions are lifted

Call in number: (248) 724-5800 code: 175258#

Meeting Times- Quarterly

9:00AM to 10:30AM

2021:

Tuesday, February 16th
Tuesday, May 18th
Tuesday, August 17th
Tuesday, November 16th

Meeting Times- Quarterly

9:00AM to 10:30AM

For email updates including meeting reminders sign up at:

Contacts

Dave Bowen MISS DIG 811
dbowen@missdig811.webex.com (248) 370-6440

Meeting Minutes

Southwestern Michigan

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Meeting Location

Due to COVID-19 conditions DSA’s will be by Webinar until restrictions are lifted

Call in number: 248-724-5800 code: 703799

Meeting Times

Meeting Times: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (unless otherwise stated)

2021:

Thursday, January 14th
Thursday, April 15th

For email updates including meeting reminders sign up at:

Contact

Eric Urbain MISS DIG 811
eurbain@missdig811.webex.com 248-370-6422

Meeting Minutes

Western Michigan

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Meeting Location

Due to COVID-19 conditions DSA’s will be by Webinar until restrictions are lifted

Call in number: 248-724-5800 code: 703799#

Meeting Times

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (unless otherwise stated)

2021:

Thursday, January 21st
Thursday, April 22nd

For email updates including meeting reminders sign up at:

Contact

Eric Urbain MISS DIG 811
eurbain@missdig811.webex.com (248-370-6422)

Meeting Minutes

Northern Lower Michigan

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Meeting Location

Due to COVID-19 conditions DSA’s will be by Webinar until restrictions are lifted

Call in number: 906-553-0020 code: 385018#

Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted DSA’s will be held at:

Cherryland Electric Cooperative

5930 US Hwy 31 Grawn, MI 49637

Meeting Times

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (unless otherwise stated)

2020:

Wednesday, November 4th (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)

2021:

Tuesday, February 2nd
Tuesday, May 4th
Tuesday, August 3rd
Tuesday, November 5th

For email updates including meeting reminders sign up at:

Contact

Pat Goddard MISS DIG 811
pgoddard@missdig811.webex.com 906-553-0033

Meeting Minutes

Upper Peninsula

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Meeting Location

Due to COVID-19 conditions DSA’s will be by Webinar until restrictions are lifted

Call in number: 906-553-0020 code: 385018#

Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted DSA’s will be held at:

Marquette Municipal Center

1100 Wright Street  Marquette, MI 49855

Meeting Times

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (unless otherwise stated)

2020:

Thursday, November 5th

2021:

Thursday, February 4th
Thursday, May 6th
Thursday, August 5th
Thursday, November 4th

For email updates including meeting reminders sign up at:

Contact

Pat Goddard MISS DIG 811
pgoddard@missdig811.webex.com 906-553-0033

If you would like to volunteer to lead the Upper Peninsula DPA please contact Pat Goddard.

Meeting Minutes

Continuing Education Credits

Both the online and the live version of the workshops qualify you for CECs for the following trades:

Key

Safe Excavation Practice (SEP)
Remote Ticket Entry (RTE)
Remote Members Access (RMA)

 

  SEP in-person SEP Webinar SEP Online RTE Basic RTE Full Access Collaborative Design RMA Mapping RMA Positive Response
Waste Water .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .2 /2 CECs .2 /2 CECs .2 /2 CECs .1 /1 CECs .1 /1 CECs
Drinking Water .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs          
Pre licensure of Residential Builder .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .2 /2 CECs .2 /2 CECs .2 /2 CECs .1 /1 CECs .1 /1 CECs
Residential Builder .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .2 /2 CECs .2 /2 CECs .2 /2 CECs .1 /1 CECs .1 /1 CECs
Residential Maintenance & Alteration .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .2 /2 CECs .2 /2 CECs .2 /2 CECs .1 /1 CECs .1 /1 CECs
Landscape Architect .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .2 /2 CECs .2 /2 CECs .2 /2 CECs .1 /1 CECs .1 /1 CECs
Professional Surveyor .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .2 /2 CECs .2 /2 CECs .2 /2 CECs .1 /1 CECs .1 /1 CECs
Professional Engineer .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .3 /3 CECs .2 /2 CECs; .2 /2 CECs .2 /2 CECs .1 /1 CECs .1 /1 CECs

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Linda Portelli at lportelli@missdig811.org or by phone at (248) 370-6441