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BC CGA: Seminar On Digging Safely Around Buried Pipelines & Cables
BC Common Ground Alliance all-day conference provides in-depth analysis on digging safely around buried pipelines and cable.
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BC CGA: BC Common Ground Alliance
BC Common Ground Alliance works to offer practical tools and to foster an environment in which anyone resident or doing business in British Columbia is aware of and compliant with best practices in regard to underground infrastructure or disturbance.

CGA: Common Ground Alliance Of North America
Common Ground Alliance is an association dedicated to ensuring public safety, environmental protection, and the integrity of services by promoting effective damage prevention practices to all underground facilities in North America through shared responsibility among all stakeholders.
Procedures

BC CGA: Best Practices For Preventing Damage To Underground Infrastructure
BC Common Ground Alliance has developed best practices for optimum levels of diligence towards preventing damage to underground infrastructure. (PDF)

BC ONE CALL: Warning - Call Before Digging
BC ONE CALL is a province-wide non-profit organization providing one toll-free number to call before digging: 1-800-474-6886. Telus Mobility and Cantel offer free airtime to cellular callers (*6886).

FortisBC: Gas Lines & Excavation Safety
FortisBC outlines regulations, permit requirements, best practices, tips, and resources for excavation near underground utility lines and gas pipelines. (PDF)

FortisBC: Safety Around Natural Gas Pipelines
FortisBC online guide describes considerations for staying safe when working around a natural gas pipeline right of way.

Planting Acorns: Ground Penetrating Radar For Pre-Construction
Planting Acorns describes how ground-penetrating radar, long used in some waste-site assessments, can generate two or three dimensional information about what lies beneath a planned construction site.

WorkSafe BC: Prevention Of Damage To Buried Facilities In BC
WorkSafe BC publication will help workers, employers, contractors, consultants, and owners become aware of the potential hazards, legislated requirements, and best practices associated with disturbing the ground near buried facilities. (PDF)
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