2015 Excavator Safety Seminars Come To An End

Between the three weeks of nine regional seminars, more than 3,000 professional contractors, municipal and state workers, landscapers and fence installers, and design engineers came out for Dig Safely New York's 9th annual Excavator Safety Seminar Series.

 

WEEK THREE SUMMARY

The final week of the Dig Safely New York Excavator Safety Seminars was attended by more than 1,000 attendees in the Northeast, Mohawk Valley, and Central New York.

View all the third week's coverage:

WVNY-TV (ABC) (Canton)
http://beta.criticalmention.com/app/#clip/view?13379479/token/d8ea56d3-a027-4118-8d2a-aa0a3c463c36

WFFF-TV (FOX)(Canton)
ttp://beta.criticalmention.com/app/#clip/view?13379478/token/d8ea56d3-a027-4118-8d2a-aa0a3c463c36

WUTR (Utica)
http://www.cnyhomepage.com/story/d/story/dig-safely-new-york-hosts-seminar/33572/Do1k5H-mX0uZ3YpDBCc-SA 

WKTV (Utica)
http://www.wktv.com/news/Important_2_You_Dig_safely_dial_8-1-1.html

Time Warner Cable (Syracuse)
http://www.twcnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2015/03/26/avoiding-injuries-when-digging-.html

 

WEEK TWO SUMMARY

Dig Safely New York wrapped up its second week of Excavator Safety Seminars on Thursday, March 19, 2015. With just under 1,000 attendees at our Capital Region and Hudson Valley (Dutchess and Orange counties) Region seminars, Dig Safely New York has provided a valuable and compelling educational session to more than 2,000 professionals so far this month.

The last week of seminars will take place in Canton on Tuesday, March 24; Utica on Wednesday, March 25; and, Syracuse on Thursday, March 26. For more information or to register, visit http://www.digsafelynewyork.com/excavator-safety-seminars.

View all of the second week’s coverage:

WNYT-TV (Albany)
http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3737955.shtml?cat=300

Time Warner Cable (Albany)
http://www.ny1.com/nys/capital-region/your-home/2015/03/28/call-811-before-you-dig-this-years-outdoor-projects.html

Southern Dutchess News

The Times Herald-Record (Middletown)
http://www.recordonline.com/article/20150319/BUSINESS/150319221/101129/NEWS

 

 

 

WEEK ONE SUMMARY

As spring approaches, contractors across New York State will increase their digging activity due to warmer weather and longer days, which is why Dig Safely New York, the state’s call-before-you-dig service, is hosting its 9th annual Excavator Safety Seminar series throughout March. These seminars are intended to train professionals on the best practices for avoiding utilities when digging.

The first week of the 2015 Dig Safely New York Excavator Safety Seminars wrapped up on March 5. The week’s events in Depew, Pittsford, and Watkins Glen brought in more than 1,000 attendees combined and generated significant media support.

Keynote speaker Gary Norland, whom was shocked 22 years ago by 12,500 volts of electricity, assisted Dig Safely New York’s staff in reaching attendees with the safety message and calling 811 before digging.

“I got into a high voltage power line that left me paralyzed and I got partial use of my legs back… I spent years doing surgeries in and out of hospitals. And this is a life that I do not want people to have to live,” Norland said to WENY News.

For information and to register for one of the free seminars, visit http://www.digsafelynewyork.com/excavator-safety-seminars.

 

View all of the first week’s coverage:

WBEN-AM’s Home Improvement Hour with Domenic Cortese in Buffalo interviewed Dig Safely New York Executive Director Kevin Hopper on February 28.

Time Warner Cable News (Rochester)
 http://www.twcnews.com/nys/rochester/news/2015/03/4/dig-safely-new-york.html

FOX News (Rochester)
http://www.foxrochester.com/news/features/good-day-rochester/stories/call-811-before-starting-your-landscaping-2031.shtml#.VPohJ2d0yUm

WENY News
http://www.weny.com/news/All/dig-safely-ny-dial-811

Star Gazette
http://www.stargazette.com/story/news/local/2015/03/03/underground-utility-lines/24331483/

WETM-TV
http://www.mytwintiers.com/story/d/story/one-man-shares-personal-story-and-importance-of-di/41203/Yp97HO0xuEKMStj_lMRDSQ