November 9, 2018
This news came to us first courtesy of ROGER SAMPSON, Executive Director of New York 811 Inc.
On November 5, 2018, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Senate Bill S.6756 and Assembly Bill 9985 into Law with the intent to greatly reduce the number of excavation related accidents thereby providing greater public safety and protection. The amendment to NYS Code Rule 753 will require any municipality or operator that engages in excavation work to require its excavators to complete a training and education program from their local One Call Notification Center.
Under this newly enacted law, receiving New York 811 Excavator Training & Education Program will constitute compliance with the law. This training will be available at no cost to the excavator or organization. Online training will be available December 1, 2018 at no cost to the participant.
Excavators will have 180 days to complete this training to be in compliance with the law.
Please contact New York 811,Inc or 631-778-8111 to request this training.
This is the link to the law change.