Tips of the Trade

Tips of the Trade is our quarterly safety bulletin that’s delivered straight to your email inbox. It contains safety tips that are pertinent to anyone working around electric and natural gas utility lines – whether you use heavy equipment or handheld tools.

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Check out some of our past Tips:

2023
Natural gas leaks and spark hazards
Private utility locates: When 811 isn’t enough
Protecting utilities during heavy construction
Safely exposing buried utilities

2022
Responding to natural gas pipeline leaks
Cast iron pipes need special protection
Tolerance zone awareness
Landscaping and fencing safety
Overhead and underground safety practices

2021
Working safely after storms
Five steps for safe demolition or renovation
Protect exposed natural gas pipelines.
Keep rights-of-way safe and clear
Landscaping and fencing safety
Always notify 811 before you dig – it’s the law!

2020
Leave that damaged pipeline alone!
Report all utility damage
Working safely near cast iron pipes
Safe digging laws
Use our checklists to help you dig safely

2019
Protecting utilities during heavy construction
Understanding the tolerance zone
Five steps for safe demolition or renovation
Using trenchless technology safely
Working safely after winter storms

2018
Safe digging laws
If you suspect a natural gas leak
Safe hand-digging practices

2017
Overhead and underground safety practices
Be alert for cross bores
Natural gas pipeline markers
Don’t rely on your nose alone!