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Labor Day closure - Monday, September 7th

GSOC LaborDay 2020

We will be taking calls for emergency locates only on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day, but remember, you can file a ticket online 24/7. NOTE: Monday will not count towards your standard 48 hour notice when filing a locate, so please plan accordingly.

Quarterly Update: Summer 2020

Please take a moment to review the following GSOC suggestions and tips to help you process tickets more efficiently with the new site. We look forward to your feedback and continued support!

White Markings: Gopher State One Call would like to remind all excavators to mark the excavation area in white prior to submitting the locate request. White marks increase the efficiency of locators by clearly showing where they need to mark. The use of white marks helps your excavation go more smoothly as well as providing more time for locators to mark for other excavations. Thank you!

Reprocessing Tickets

Did you know you can Update–Refresh Marks/Extend Life, Update- Make Changes, Cancel, or Correct your locate requests online?

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Locator Language: Decoding Utility Markings

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Keeping track of what’s exactly buried underground on a worksite can be a challenge, which is why utility locators follow the uniform color codes mandated by the American Public Works Association (APWA) for temporarily marking their facilities. The American Standards Institute (ANSI) established these colors as the American National Standard for Safety Colors. As a quick refresh, the APWA color code for utility marking is:

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Independence Day closure - Friday, July 3rd

GSOC 4thofJuly 2020

We will be taking calls for emergency locates only on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day, but remember, you can file a ticket online 24/7. NOTE: Friday will not count towards your standard 48 hour notice when filing a locate, so please plan accordingly.

From the MN Dept. of Pipeline Safety: White Marking is Required by Law

Now that warmer weather has arrived, the 2020 excavation season is well underway. With that comes a rising increase in Gopher State One-Call locate requests. While excavators rely on the timely response and accurate locates by the utility operators, it’s just as important for excavators to do their part in order to perform their work safely.

The Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety (MNOPS) reminds all excavators that white-marking their proposed excavations is not only a best practice, it is also required by law. The requirement for white-marking proposed excavations can be found under Minnesota state statute 216D.05 (2). The requirement reads as follows: “An excavator shall use white markings for proposed excavations except where it can be shown that it is not practical.”

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Upcoming Events

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

10/28/2020 - 10/28/2020

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

11/04/2020 - 11/04/2020

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

11/18/2020 - 11/18/2020

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