For Excavators and Contractors


As an individual or company specializing in excavation, you work in close proximity to the network of underground pipelines and other utilities spanning the country. In the United States, more than two million miles of pipelines transport petroleum products and natural gas.

In order to protect you from expensive fines and repair costs, as well as from harming yourself or others, it’s important for all excavators to:

It’s your responsibility as an excavator to make the one-call notification and – at all times – excavate safety. Our representatives must be onsite when excavation is taking place near our pipeline rights-of-way. If you strike a pipeline while digging, it’s essential that you notify us immediately by calling our emergency number.

Maps, markers and other resources should never be used to find the exact location of a pipeline. Always call 811 before you dig.

Safety Materials 

Download a brochure for our excavators and contractors. Need help or resources?


Safety Tip 

Download an 811 safety tip you can share with your employees


View the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Website.