April 1st marks the beginning of National Safe Digging Month. South Carolina 811 is encouraging others to “dig safely” across the State. Below you will find ways in which we are celebrating and promoting 811 during the month.
SC811 is providing stakeholders a full suite of tools to use in spreading the word about safe digging throughout April!
National Safe Digging Month Billboard
Safe Digging Month Planned Activities
During the month of April, we like to educate about the importance of safe digging.
Our efforts to prevent utility and infrastructure damage are part of our ultimate priority: The safety and well-being of our members, stakeholders, staff, and citizens. Due to the increasing risk surrounding the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) we have had to cancel April’s live events.*
Safe Digging Month from our Members
Are you doing anything to celebrate Safe Digging Month? If so, please send pictures and information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will feature you on our social media pages.
Week of April 1st
April 1 – Release of the SC811 Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2021 Edition and Launch of the NSDM #PetsofSC811 Contest
April 2 – Social Media post – Don’t miss your chance to sign up for The Global Excavation Safety VIRTUAL Conference
Week of April 5th
April 5 – Social Media Post – SC811 Member Spotlight
April 7 – Day 2 of the Global Excavation Safety Conference and Social Media post – Meet the PA Team
April 9 – Social Media post – NSDM #PetsofSC811 Contest
Week of April 12th
April 12 – Social Media post – Misty Wise and Carl Carson invite Mark Stowe The Direction TV to go fishing with VIP Adventures to experience some Low Country crappie fishing and Social Media Post – SC811 Member Spotlight
April 13 – Social Media post – Check out the next episode of The Direction TV Presented by South Carolina 811 with host Mark Stowe tonight at 7pm EST on the Pursuit Channel
April 14 – Social Media post – Meet the PA Team
April 15 – Day 1 of the NUCA Spring Conference
April 16 – Day 2 of the NUCA Spring Conference and Social Media post – NSDM #PetsofSC811 Contest
Week of April 19th
April 19 – Social Media Post – SC811 Member Spotlight
April 20 – Social Media post – Earth Day is this Friday
April 21 – Social Media post – Meet the PA Team
April 22 – Social Media post – Happy Earth Day
April 23 – Last Day to Submit Your Photos for the NSDM #PetsofSC811 Contest!
Week of April 26th
April 26 – Social Media Post – SC811 Member Spotlight
April 27 – Social Media post – Arbor Day is this Friday
April 28 – Social Media post – Meet the PA Team
April 29 – Social Media Post – Safety Hero
April 30 – Social Media Post – Happy Arbor Day and NSDM #PetsofSC811 Contest Winner Announcement!!
This April, for National Safe Digging Month, we at SC811 invite you share photos of your pets finding utilities with the tag #PetsofSC811! We want you and your companions to see how buried utilities are truly all around us!
The next time you take a walk outside with your dog (or cat, or hamster, or lizard), keep your eyes peeled for evidence of buried facilities. These can be spray paint markings, flags, utility pedestals, or drains (see below for more info). Then, simply snap a photo of your pet alongside them! We want to meet the #PetsofSC811!
If for some reason you can’t take a real picture, you’re welcome to use photo editing software to include your hard-to-relocate pets. We want as many people involved as possible (but only one submission per pet)!