(PRWEB) April 20, 2011
Saint Paul, MN Utility cross bores are considered hazards in waiting and a nuisance to society. News headlines tell us all too often how dangerous utility cross bores are. Natural gas explosions, electrocutions, power outages, and damaged communication lines are all hazardous disasters resulting from sewer contractors clearing out unknown cross bored sewer lines. In recognition of April being National Safe Digging month, MEA has added the course Preventing Utility Cross Bores to its free dig safely training site, http://www.DiggingSafely.com. The course is available now.
The course enables users to:
- Identify utility cross bores and the threat for certain hazardous events
- Understand industry concerns for trenchless pipeline installation procedures
- Locate useful resources in the prevention of utility cross bores
- Recognize practices and procedures that mitigate and prevent utility cross bores
- Perform cross bore prevention best practices
The danger surrounding damage to underground infrastructure is well known among the industry. In an effort to raise awareness among the public, excavators, and public officials, MEA created a free excavation training site http://www.DiggingSafely.com an effective and popular teaching tool offering traditional excavation safety and additional information on working on or near underground infrastructure.
For more information contact Larry Murray at (651) 289-9600 x101 or visit http://www.DiggingSafely.com.
DiggingSafely.com is an MEA industry sponsored site providing free access to anyone interested in learning more about avoiding damage to underground infrastructure. The courses also provide information on how to recognize and react to abnormal or hazardous conditions in order to make conditions safe.
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and business. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, utility companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for gas and electric distribution utilities.