Potholing puts safety first

Griffin, Jeff
April 1998
Underground Construction;Apr98, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p29
Trade Publication
Discusses vacuum excavation (VE), a method for preventing accidental utility strikes. Safety advantages over other conventional digging methods; Equipment comprising a self-contained VE unit; Value of VE for potholing.


Related Articles

  • Utilities Damage Prevention Addressed At GCTA Luncheon. Read, Traci // Underground Construction;Nov2000, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p7 

    Focuses on the underground utility issues tackled at the Gulf Coast Trenchless Association meeting. Role of geophysical techniques on site assessment and examination of underground investigation; Guidelines to be followed before excavation begins; How to prevent excavation problems.

  • Vacuum Excavating Becoming Essential Damage Prevention Tool. Griffin, Jeff // Underground Construction;Apr2001, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p32 

    Focuses on the use of portable vacuum excavation equipment for potholing, a procedure for locating a buried utility line. Benefit of using portable vacuum excavators; Availability of models; Factors that influence the choice between water and air excavation units.

  • NEWS LINE.  // Underground Construction;Oct2008, Vol. 63 Issue 10, p5 

    The article offers news briefs related to underground utilities in the U.S. Six associations representing the country's water and wastewater sector have released a series of tools designed in helping water and wastewater utilities advance effective management practices. Missouri is the first...

  • Contract locating provides an extra layer of safety. Aucoin, Mary P. // Pipeline & Gas Journal;Sep98, Vol. 225 Issue 9, p50 

    Reports on the location of underground utilities before the start of an excavation work. Survey of the location; Notification of the utility companies; Advantage and disadvantage of using contract line locators.

  • Customer's Perspective: Dealing With A Utility Strike. Griffin, Jeff // Underground Construction;Apr2000, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p32 

    States views on the cause of underground utility strike and on how to protect underground infrastructures. Significance of informing cable company and a contractor before excavation begins; Basic knowledge on one-call procedures.

  • OSHA regulates trench safety.  // Underground Construction;Dec2004, Vol. 59 Issue 12, p8 

    The article focuses on guidelines and rules listed by OSHA for trench safety. Steep grades, groundwater or unstable soil are just a few of the hardships encountered on trenching projects. If a contractor doesn't have a protective system, OSHA can issue a citation for a willful violation, with...

  • THE SIMPLE STANDARD.  // Underground Focus: The Magazine of Below-Ground Damage Preventio;Jan2012, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p6 

    The article focuses on the improvement requirements in the best practices for the purpose of reduction in the damages related to the underground infrastructure utilities. It informs that the new law enforcement, adoption and penalties of the best practices afforded by the excavators and...

  • Accredited Asset Locators: Locating by Slot Trenching.  // Underground Focus: The Magazine of Below-Ground Damage Preventio;Jan2012, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p9 

    The article focuses on the accreditation of the Asset Locators for the determination of knowledgeable and competent users of vacuum excavation equipment. It mentions the three most important underground utility assets that excavators must know before arriving at a particular site including gas,...

  • What to Do When Something Goes Wrong. Balin, William E. // Underground Focus: The Magazine of Below-Ground Damage Preventio;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p8 

    The article offers insights on the correct way for excavators to respond when damage to an underground facility occurs. It states that the excavators and his team members must act to protect life, health and property in case of damage to an underground facility. It suggests that excavators must...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics