PHMSA Recognizes April as National Safe Digging Month
April is officially National Safe Digging Month. Excavation damage continues to be the leading cause of pipeline incidents, and the best way to prevent such incidents from occuring is by calling or clicking 8-1-1. For over a decade, PHMSA has advocated the importance of safe digging practices through its annual public awareness campaigns, 811 Poster and Video contests for middle and high school students, its One-Call grant awards program for damage prevention, rulings on excavation damage, and congressional publications. For more information about PHMSA's damage prevention work and to learn more about safe digging and excavation, please click here.