In case you missed it – spring is in the air. How can you tell?
The crack of the bat, the smack of a ball hitting a leather glove, the roar of the crowd, the smell of the newly mowed field, the taste of a hot dog – yes, indeed, everyone’s had their opener and the 2018 Major League Baseball season is officially underway!
Just like using 811, opposing managers will prevent damage by making the right call to their bench.
In baseball, the base bags are marked for easy identification. In 811, the flags or spray paint tell you where underground utilities are located.
Are you going to swing for the fences? A free call to 811 to get a utility line locator out to your location before installing fences, a mailbox, planting a tree, putting in a sprinkler system or any other excavation work should always be part of your line up.
Call 811 first before you dig your cleats into that pitcher’s mound of projects. Be aware of any gas pipeline warning signs around you. Don’t force an error because you didn’t call 811 before digging.
When you make that free call to 811 to get underground utilities located, you’ll be hitting a home run for workplace safety.
So don’t strike out! Know where you’re going to hit it – know what’s below before you dig!
And if you need to change your bat for a putter – our 21st Annual Texas811 Damage Prevention Golf Tournament is April 20, 2018 at Indian Creek Golf Club starting at 8:00am – and the game won’t be the same unless you help us tee it up.
The proceeds of the Damage Prevention Golf Tournament will be used to promote damage prevention and increase public outreach.
For more detailed information please visit www.texas811.org/golf.
Until next week, safe digging!