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.
This is the link to the law change.
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.
Training is available online and in-person. In-person is given by our liaisons either at our location in Bohemia or your location. Online is available by clicking this link https://newyork-811.litmos.com/self-signup/and entering NY811 in the code field. Training is approximately 2 hours and there is no cost for either method. To schedule an in-person training please respond to this email and someone from our damage prevention team will contact you to set up a day and time. If you go with online training and you’re having any problems getting registered please call 631-778-8111.ACCESS THE ONLINE TRAINING HERE
Remember to enter NY811 in the code field.