At DIG-IT INC. our most important job is safety.
Dig-It Inc.’s number one priority above all is the safety of our employees, customers and the general public. Our leadership team is constantly communicating and collaborating to ensure that any safety issues are addressed. Any safety incidents are internally investigated and any operational changes needed are quickly implemented and shared throughout the company.
Each employee that chooses to work for Dig-It Inc. is indoctrinated into our Safety Program from Day One. Upon signing our Health and Safety Commitment Acknowledgement, new Team Members receive an in-depth Safety Orientation before ever stepping foot on a job site. Within the first 90-days of employment they receive training for OSHA 10-Hour for Construction. All Crew Leaders receive training for the OSHA 30-Hour for Construction as well as Competent Person: Excavation, and Soil Analysis. All employees take part in the MISS Dig 811 Certification Training Program in accordance with Dig-It Inc.’s Gold Shovel Certification.
In the underground utility industry, the job site and scope of work is constantly changing. That is why it is important to understand the presence of any hazards and changes. THA’s are filled out every morning and job site hazards and changes are communicated through daily tailgate meetings. Each employee present or absent is noted to ensure that each crew member is knowledgeable on vital job site information pertaining to the tasks that will be completed that day.
Daily documented Pre-Operation Equipment Inspections are completed before any piece of equipment is moved. Weekly Safety Meetings are held on each job site, before work commences for the week. The topics are industry specific and cover a broad spectrum of safety related issues. Monthly Safety Committee meetings are a relevant way we keep the conversation open between management and field employees from all sectors of our business. Annual training is completed for certain high hazard job tasks (I.E. Fall Protection, Down-Hole Rescue), vehicle and equipment inspections, as well as CPR/First Aid/AED Certifications (an AED is available on each Dig-It Inc. job site).
DIG-IT INC. is a proud member of the Pipeline Testing Consortium. PTC is one of the leading administrators of DOT drug & alcohol programs in the pipeline industry who specialize in FMCSA and PHMSA regulations. Along with pre-employment and random drug screening every employee is subject to detailed background checks that reveal any potential DOT drug & alcohol violations or safety incidents at previous employers.
We operate our own internal OQ program to meet the requirements of CFR Part 192 and are on the OQ-Ready list for multiple Pipeline Operators. Our crews are trained and qualified through the Midwest Energy Association’s educational arm EnergyU. Every team member is routinely evaluated by our own in-house Evaluators to ensure that we meet the highest standards in safety and compliance.