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Underground Safety Board

The California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board was created by the Dig Safe Act of 2016 to investigate accidents, develop excavation safety standards and coordinate education and outreach programs.

The Underground Safety Board is made up of nine members appointed by the Governor and Legislature. Members are charged with overseeing the safety of excavations around buried utilities by coordinating the state’s education and outreach efforts, investigating accidents to determine their causes, setting standards for safe excavation and ensuring the state’s safe excavation laws are followed. Visit the Underground Infrastructure Directorate page to report excavation damage, submit ideas to the Board, and search for other helpful resources.