MNOPS Excavation and Damage Prevention Newsletter
We are pleased to announce the arrival of the MNOPS excavation and damage prevention newsletter. Our goal is to keep you informed on current damage prevention topics and news from the Office of Pipeline Safety.Follow this link to view the MNOPS newsletter.
Call Before You Dig, But Beware — Not Every Utility Gets Marked!
The Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety would like to remind property owners that "private facilities" on your property are not required to be located by utility employees.
Follow this link for an article explaining private facilities and a property owner's responsibilities.
Drain Tile Excavation Round Table
The Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety would like to thank everyone who participated in the drain tile excavation round table on May 16, 2013. The level of interest in this topic shows the commitment and common goal we all share for public safety.
Follow this link for the May 16, 2013 meeting survey results and comments.
Follow this link for the May 16, 2013 meeting presentation.
Locating Sewer and Water Service Laterals Reminder
The Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety is reminding sewer and water facility owners that full compliance with Minnesota Rule 7560.0375 - LOCATING A SERVICE LATERAL - assures public safety and minimizes costly damages.
Click this link for more information on locating sewer and water service laterals.
Committed to Safety Through Education
MNOPS partners with the Gopher State One Call Board, local Utility Coordinating Committees and individual organizations to present over 80 excavation damage prevention educational seminars each year. As a result of the excellent public/private partnership to enhance communications, educate excavators and provide fair and consistent enforcement of the One-Call laws, excavation related damages in MN have declined by over 70% since 1994.
Click this link for a copy of the 2015 MNOPS Damage Prevention Presentation.
Free Online First Responder Training; Pipeline Emergencies Second Edition
The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), working with a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), unveiled an updated and customized second edition of the award-winning Pipeline Emergencies training curriculum.
Click this link for more information on free online first responder training.