The North Carolina 811 Podcast
5 steps to dealing with difficult people

5 steps to dealing with difficult people

July 31, 2020

We have all been there. Someone comes to you, they are angry or unreasonable, and there is nothing you can say that can appease them. Here are some tips to help you out.

Locate Safety Sam for your chance to win a $200 Lowe’s Gift Card

Locate Safety Sam for your chance to win a $200 Lowe’s Gift Card

July 9, 2020

Every Monday, starting July 13th, 2020 NC811 will post a photo of Safety Sam on their Facebook page. If you can guess where in North Carolina he is, enter for your chance to win a weekly prize of a $25 Lowe’s Gift Card. On Tuesday, August 11th, National 8/11 Day, the contest will end and we will take everyone that entered in the past month and randomly select a winner for a $200 Lowe’s Gift Card. 

Learn more at: https://www.nc811.org/811day.html

Cross Bores - What they are and how to avoid them

Cross Bores - What they are and how to avoid them

June 19, 2020

A cross bore is the intersection of an existing underground utility or underground structure by a second utility installed using trench-less technology. This results in an intersection of the utilities, compromising the integrity of either or both utility or underground structure.

In rare cases, a gas pipeline may cross through a sewer pipe. If a plumber unknowingly strikes a gas line while cutting through a sewer blockage, natural gas could enter the sewer system, creating a dangerous situation.

5 Steps to a great locate

5 Steps to a great locate

May 15, 2020

Have you ever pulled up to a job site ready to dig only to be frustrated by a lack of necessary locates? What can you do to make sure you get the service you want the next time around?

For future podcasts, email us at info@nc811.org with the subject line podcast suggestion.

Managing your locate request

Managing your locate request

May 12, 2020

Steven Moore discusses the many methods of managing your locate requests by calling 811, using the nc811.org website and the nc811 app.

Communicating Through a Crisis

Communicating Through a Crisis

May 8, 2020

Ann Rushing, Education Manager with NC811 discusses the journey NC811 took when trying to keep the lines of communication open with virtual online meetings.

Who is North Carolina 811 and what will our podcasts have to offer

Who is North Carolina 811 and what will our podcasts have to offer

May 1, 2020

Learn what North Carolina 811 is, where we are and what we do. Also, get a glimpse into what future podcasts will have in store. 

If you have any topics, you would like us to cover in a future podcast, send your suggestions to info@nc811.org and use the subject line Podcast Suggestion.

Visit their website at nc811.org and download the North Carolina 811 app.