Safe Digging Month

MDOT and Law Enforcement shed light on National Work Zone Awareness Week

by Kathryn Halvorsen
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Consumers Energy is raising awareness about National Work Zone Awareness Week alongside MDOT and law enforcement in Traverse City, Michigan. This week, the company also participated in "Go Orange" Day. Road safety workers are asked to wear orange to bring the issues of hazardous conditions from speeding and distracted drivers to the forefront. 

Consumers Energy continually works to keep people safe. The company is also focusing on safety around natural gas and electricity — two key sources of power and heat in Michigan.  Michigan​ Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared April as Safe Digging Month in the state. In response, Consumers Energy continues to release advice on safe digging measures for residents and excavators as projects begin this spring. 

Continue reading the article below to learn how leaders in Michigan are working together to find safety solutions. 

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Consumers Energy is raising awareness about National Work Zone Awareness Week alongside MDOT and law enforcement in Traverse City, Michigan. This week, the company also participated in "Go Orange" Day. Road safety workers are asked to wear orange to bring the issues of hazardous conditions from speeding and distracted drivers to the forefront. 

Consumers Energy continually works to keep people safe. The company is also focusing on safety around natural gas and electricity — two key sources of power and heat in Michigan.  Michigan​ Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared April as Safe Digging Month in the state. In response, Consumers Energy continues to release advice on safe digging measures for residents and excavators as projects begin this spring. 

Continue reading the article below to learn how leaders in Michigan are working together to find safety solutions. 

Driving Safe Digging Awareness Home

New resource aims to reduce annual springtime digging incidents
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Ross McClelland has seen firsthand the chaos and damage caused by a failure to ‘call or click before you dig’.

“In the 1980’s when I worked for the City of Calgary, a contractor hit a two-inch water line and flooded the parking lot of the Children’s Hospital,” recalls McClelland, now with Alberta One-Call. “There was so much water released that within a few minutes, the underground parking lot was flooded and cars were damaged.”

TransCanda Kicks Off Safe Digging Month!

Community partnerships help spread the word about safety
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Safe Digging Month is here and TransCanada is excited to spread the word about safety!

TransCanada's Public Awareness (PA) team works year-round with industry and community partners to educate stakeholders about living and working near the company's pipelines. The team reaches hundreds of thousands of people annually through PA outreach initiatives, which have recently expanded to include youth as a stakeholder group.

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