April Is National Safe Digging Month

National Safe Digging Month serves as a reminder to all people who excavate or dig to call 811, at least 72 hours before digging, to have the approximate location of their utility lines marked. This process helps prevent injuries, property damage, and inconvenient utility outages.

At the Collage Companies we are celebrating National Safe Digging Month, by promoting awareness with our team, contractors, and community partners. Safety is a top priority – all year long. The purpose of the Collage safety program is to promote a positive attitude towards safety through employee training and management action, requiring applied effort on the part of every employee and person involved in the project. Planning for safety starts with the bid process and continues throughout the construction phase. It starts long before “the first shovel” hits the ground, with safe digging practices.

The Common Ground Alliance is a member-driven association with approximately 1,400 members representing utility and energy companies, professional excavators, emergency-response agencies, and railroads. The CGA is committed to raising the public’s awareness of underground safety. Through various programs, such as National Safe Digging Month, the CGA’s primary goal is to reduce damages and near misses to the underground infrastructure of pipelines, conduits, wires, and cables. Designating April as National Safe Digging Month is just one way to raise awareness. If you would like to know more about 811 or CGA, visit or