Underground Service Alert Checklist
(Taken from the "Tailgate Meetings that Work : A Guide
to Effective Construction Safety Training" series)
Robin Baker, Robert
Downey, Mary Ruth Gross, Charles Reiter
Labor Occupational Health Program
(LOHP) School of Public Health,
University of California, Berkeley Ca.
talks were developed for use under California OSHA regulations. The
complete set is available from the Labor Occupational Health Program
at UC Berkeley. For ordering information, visit the website (www.lohp.org)
The American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
has adapted these talks to apply to federal OSHA regulations. To contact
ACGIH, visit its web site (www.acgih.org).
- Check the
box if the statement is true.
in brackets are from Title 8 of the California Administrative Code.
NOTIFICATION AND MARKING
- The telephone
number for USA is properly filed or displayed in the job office.
- All supervisors
understand the USA process and how to request USA.
- All areas on the
job site where digging can or will take place have been identified.
- USA has been notified
of all these areas, and areas are properly marked. [1541(b)(2)]
- All employees
who operate digging equipment are familiar with the various USA paint
colors and the utilities they represent.
- Operators are
aware that utility lines may be found at any depth.
- Workers are instructed
on how close to an underground line mechanical excavation should stop
and hand excavation begin.
- While an excavation
is open, underground utility installations are protected, supported,
or removed as necessary. [1541(b)(4)]
- Workers know what
to do if utilities are damaged while working in USA marked areas.
Meetings That Work : Collection
Published in June, 1994 by: Labor Occupational Health Program, School
of Public Health, 2515 Channing Way, University of California, Berkeley,
CA 94720. Phone: (510) 642-5507.
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