From The Authorities Today
April 13, 2021
April is National Safe Digging Month
A recent national survey showed that a third of U.S. homeowners reported experiencing a utility service interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, of the 19.5 million U.S. homeowners who plan to dig this year for projects like gardening, building a fence or deck, installing a mailbox and more, nearly two in five will put themselves and their communities at risk by digging without contacting 811 beforehand to learn the approximate location of underground utilities. Two-thirds of homeowners believe they would not hit an unmarked underground utility line or cause a service outage if they dug without calling. In 2019, the costs of damages to buried utilities in the U.S. was estimated at $30 billion.
March 30, 2021
PMAA’s Member Benefit Program Spotlight
A robust employee benefits package is an important part of attracting and retaining good workers.
Read more about the importance of life and disability insurance from Clyde Villa, National Insurance Services, in April’s edition of The Authority magazine.