As part of its Underground Utility Awareness campaign the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) released a new video and resources that spotlight the roles of key industry stakeholders in contributing to the success and safety of utility excavation and installation projects.

The message in the new resources is simple: “Everyone has a part to play,” to help ensure underground utility safety and damage prevention.

“Contractors, manufacturers and dealers all play a critical role in keeping our communities safe when it comes to underground utility awareness,” said William “Bernie” Bernhard, AEM technical and safety services manager. “AEM is committed to making sure all industry stakeholders are aligned and work together; communication and cooperation are essential.”

AEM Underground Utility Awareness CampaignIn June the AEM campaign distributed the “top 10” common underground utility jobsite myths along with appropriate guidelines and jobsite planning information to dispel the myths.

AEM will also provide manufacturers and allied industry groups with a toolkit of resources, including flyers, posters and social media graphics, to further reach industry stakeholders with the campaign messages.

“AEM wanted to reinforce the importance of training, planning and communication among all stakeholders, and our campaign provides stakeholders with a variety of tools that emphasize and support industry best practices,” said Bernhard.

Visit the ICUEE website to access the Underground Utility Awareness video and Top 10 Myths and Play Your Part materials. The AEM underground utility awareness campaign will be featured at AEM’s upcoming ICUEE-The Demo Expo, to be held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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