Excavation safety
Excavation safety tools and tips
Convenient resources for use on the job site.
Dig safely
Know what's below. 811 before you dig.
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Know who to call before you dig. Understand locator marks and tolerance zones.
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Everyone’s resources have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help prevent locate delays by pre-marking your proposed dig area in white and notifying 811 of your planned excavation with as much lead time as is possible in your state.

To learn more about National Grid’s response to COVID-19, select your region:

Long Island and the Rockaways  |  Metro New York  |  Upstate New York  |  Massachusetts  |  Rhode Island

Welcome! National Grid invites you to become an e-SMART worker. Check out our training tips, videos and case studies. Each is designed to help you and your team work safely around electric and/or natural gas lines.

When It Comes to 811, There's No Kidding Around video

When It Comes to 811, There’s No Kidding Around

Whatever size job you’re planning, there are no excuses to not call 811 before you dig – and it’s the law.

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Worker Beware videos

Worker Beware in English and Spanish

In this video series, learn how to stay safe around natural gas lines and overhead and underground electric lines.

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When Hand Digging Comes in Handy

When Hand Digging Comes in Handy

Safe hand-digging techniques protect buried utility lines and prevent serious property damage, injuries and even deaths.

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Case studies

Stay safe – learn from these stories about job site mistakes. Don’t do what they did!

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Tips of the Trade

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Training quiz

Are you living dangerously on the job? Take our quiz and find out.

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