5.18 Excavation Observer
The excavator has an observer to assist the equipment operator when operating excavation equipment around known underground facilities.
The excavator designates a worker (an observer) who watches the excavation activity and warns the equipment operator while excavating around a utility to prevent damaging that buried facility.
- Existing state law, including Ohio
- Existing practice among large facility owners/operators, including Southern Natural Gas, Bell South, and Columbia Gas