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Independence Day (Observed) Closure: Monday, July 5, 2021

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Gopher State One Call will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day, which falls on Sunday, July 4.

Emergency calls are exempt from business hours and are always accepted, even on holidays.

All non-emergency locate requests can be submitted online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but are processed during business hours. Please note that any official holiday will not count toward your standard 48-hour notice when filing locate requests. Please plan accordingly.

Reminder: GSOC’s regular business hours for all ticket types are Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Memorial Day closure - Monday May, 31st, 2021

2021 GSOC HolidayBanner Memorial Day

We will be taking calls for emergency locates only on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial 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.

Locator Lessons: Safe Digging as a Shared Responsibility

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April is National Safe Digging Month, which highlights one of the biggest contributors to safe digging: shared responsibility. As damage prevention professionals navigate day-to-day work issues, it’s easy to become hyper-focused on one’s own daily routine and role. But safe digging requires teamwork among everyone involved in excavation: locators, excavators, facility owners/operators, homeowners and notification centers alike.

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2021 Damage Prevention Meetings Recap

Damage Prevention meetings are held by and for the excavation community each spring. They are focused on safe digging education with content provided by Gopher State One Call, the Minnesota Common Ground Alliance and the Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety. The goal of these meetings is to inform locators, utility operators and excavators about underground utility safety protocols and best practices, and to ensure that safety continues to be the No. 1 goal across Minnesota’s damage prevention industry.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings were conducted virtually this year. In addition to virtual discussions, content is still available to view independently for anyone who is interested. Visit the DP meetings page on the Gopher State One Call website to go through the modules at your own pace. There is also a DP meeting guide PDF to follow along with while you watch the videos if you like.

Here are some of the highlights, key takeaways and important announcements from the 2021 Damage Prevention meetings:

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Upcoming Events

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

10/06/2021 - 10/06/2021

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

10/13/2021 - 10/13/2021

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

10/20/2021 - 10/20/2021

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