January 22, 2019


In an effort to reduce the number of excavation-related accidents, Governor Cuomo recently signed Senate Bill S.6756 and Assembly Bill 9985 into law. This new law is an amendment to NYS Code Rule 753 and 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.

New York 811 (the group that recently served as a presenter at LICA’s 2019 Safety Seminar) now offers a FREE Excavator Training & Education Program that will constitute compliance with the law. Again, this training will be available at NO COST to the excavator or organization (nor to the participants). Excavators have 180 days to complete this training in order to be in compliance with the law. 

To request in-person training, contact New York 811 at: 631-778-8111 or the training may be completed online at: https://newyork-811.litmos.com/self-signup/ and enter NY811 in the CODE field. See the related flyer here.

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