Dig Safely New York Unveils New Name: UDig NY | Local announcements
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 UDig NY name, new slogan “Safe Digging Starts Here” and a completely redesigned website, UDigNY.orgare an expression of the organization’s mission, vision and leadership in the damage prevention industry.
“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 delighted 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. The new UDig NY 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 an online locate request through 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 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 and Long Island are served by the New York 811. Visit UDigNY.org or call 811 to place your locate request. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements.