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Dig Safely New York, Inc. Continues Safe Digging Best Practices Education Efforts

East Syracuse, N.Y. – Thousands of people are expected to attend Dig Safely New York, Inc.’s 14th Annual Excavator Safety Seminars in a region near you. These seminars highlight on the best safe digging practices to ensure the safety of our underground utility lines, but most of all, the public.

Last year, the organization saw more than 4,000 excavators, contractors and municipalities attend these seminars. Dig Safely New York ended the 2019 year by facilitating more than 577,000 safe excavations. These seminars are facilitated in March to highlight the essential education necessary for safety in the field as excavation season commences.

TrenchTalk presented by Dig Safely New York, Inc.'

Finding interactive and engaging methods to present this vital education is what employees at Dig Safely New York work towards for nearly a full year leading up to the annual events. This year, Dig Safely New York’s presentation is setup like a sportscast, similar to ESPN’s College Game Day. Videos and commercials have been incorporated and three “hosts” of what is called, “TrenchTalk,” are actual Dig Safely New York field educators. It’s a presentation you won’t want to miss.

A message from Dig Safely New York, Inc.’s Kevin Hopper, Executive Director

“Continuing to educate industry professionals and community members alike is how we keep them up-to-date on safe digging best practices,” said Kevin Hopper, Dig Safely New York’s Executive Director. “It’s still an accessible outlet for industry professionals to maintain their required education and is another step to increasing protection of New York State’s underground utilities, enhancing the safety the state’s families, and improving educational resources for industry professionals. We’re excited to continue this through our annual seminars, especially this year. The presentation is unlike anything we’ve ever done as an organization.”

You’re Invited! Excavator Safety Seminars March 2020

The free Excavator Safety Seminars will take place in nine (9) locations across New York State throughout the month of March. For more information please visit


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