Dig Safely New York Unveils New Name: UDig NY | Local News

EAST SYRACUSE – Dig Safely New York, the nonprofit organization that has been facilitating excavation safety through 811 contact center and educational services in upstate New York for more than 50 years, introduces its new name: UDig NY. The name UDig NY, the new slogan “Safe Digging Starts Here” and a completely redesigned website, UDigNY.org, are an expression of the organization’s mission, vision and leadership role in the research industry. damage prevention.

“Since we opened our doors in 1969, we have worked tirelessly to promote damage prevention and protect our community by facilitating quality communication between excavators and utility operators,” said Kevin Hopper, Executive Director from UDig NY. “Our organization has truly grown to be the starting point for all safe digging in upstate New York, and now our brand has grown with it. I am excited to introduce UDig NY and encourage everyone to visit our new website, UDigNY.org.

To learn more about the meaning of UDig NY, watch the short video. UDig NY’s new website, UDigNY.org, sets a new standard for damage prevention industry websites, connecting professional excavators and do-it-yourselfers to the resources they need to complete a locate request online via the Exactix platform. The website also includes enhanced educational resources and a knowledge base to help excavators comply with the law, NYS CR 753, by becoming certified excavators.

UDig NY continues to be the 811 contact center serving all of Upstate New York, the geographic area north of New York and Long Island, and diggers can make locate requests 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by dialing 811 or by placing a request online through Exactix.

In addition to serving as a link between excavators and underground utility operators, UDig NY offers industry-leading damage prevention training through its Certified Excavator Program and hosts dozens of educational events each year in its damage prevention center in East Syracuse and on the road. across upstate New York. Events include the annual Damage Prevention Conference and Expo, Spring Into Safety virtual and in-person trainings, and appearances at dozens of community events and trade shows throughout the year.

Partners who wish to update their web pages or directories with UDig NY information can request a digital toolkit with the UDig NY logo and other information from [email protected]

UDig NY is where all safe digging begins in upstate New York. As the link between you and the underground utility operators, UDig NY uses state-of-the-art contact center and software – Exactix – to receive and transmit intent-to-dig notifications in the form of utility locate requests underground. UDig NY provides you with the tools to place and manage your locate requests 24/7/365. UDig NY serves Upstate New York: the geographic region of New York State north of the New York metropolitan area. New York City and Long Island are covered by New York’s 811. Visit UDigNY.org or call 811 to make your locate request.

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