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CCC: Making the Effort (AM361)
FHWA, AASHTO (19 minutes)
Ways to communicate, cooperate, and coordinate utility work and roadwork to minimize or avoid construction delays. Shows how seven states have developed and implemented practices for reducing delays. See: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/viewer.cfm for more information.
Suggested audience: state and local highway, public works, and municipal officials.

Digging Dangers XIII: Digger Nightmares (SA396)
Underground Focus magazine (7 minutes)
Intended for anyone who is doing any kind of digging in or around utility areas. An informational aid for damage prevention and protection of underground facilities.
Suggested audience: supervisors and crews.

Digging Dangers XV: Digger Nightmares Continued (SA397)
Underground Focus magazine (15 minutes)
A continuation of the series, this video is intended for anyone who is doing any kind of digging in or around utility areas. It is an informational aid for damage prevention and protection of underground facilities.
Suggested audience: supervisors and crews.

Last Game, The: Live Line Safety (SA163)
NYSDOT (10 minutes)
The dangers and safety issues of live electric lines, how to avoid dangerous situations, and how to interact with power companies. Moderately technical.
Suggested audience: highway officials and crews.

Live Line Demonstration (SA342)
NYSDOT, Region 3 (29 minutes)
NYSEG workers demonstrate effects of electricity on items such as cars, ladders, rubberboots, etc. The technical concepts of the impact of electricity are explained.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents, crews, engineers, and anyone working near power lines.

LP Gas, Know the Facts (SA145)
USDOT/FHWA (11 minutes)
Demonstrates proper handling and use of liquefied petroleum gas: leak detection, storage,filling, and inspection.
Suggested audience: people who work with LP gas.

Subdivisions: A Local Dilemma (AM053)
Montana State Film and Television Department (27 minutes)
Demonstrates problems that subdivisions face before development is started: sewage, water, electricity, impact on wildlife, regulations and laws directed toward subdivisions.
Suggested audience: planners, municipal officials, and citizens of communities facing subdivision issues.

Utility Safety in Work Zones (SA394)
Iowa Department of Transportation (14 minutes)
Learn about above and below ground hazards of telecommunications, electric, gas, water, and sewer utilities; the on-site consequences when they are disrupted; and the off-site consequences to those affected by the disruptions. Also emphasizes contacting ONE CALL (the equivalent of ‘Dig Safely New York’ here), to help locate underground utility hazards before starting work.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials, crews, and engineers.

Books

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Guide for Accommodating Utilities Within Highway Right-of-Way (A)
ISBN 1-56051-029-3
Source: AASHTO
Keywords: Right-of-Way, Safety, Utilities

NACE Action Guide II-5: Solid Waste Management
Source: NACE
Keywords: Finances, Planning, Recycling, Solid Waste

Subsurface Utility Engineering
FHWA-PD-93-041
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Engineering, Road Design, Subsurface, Utilities

Traffic Control Handbook for Mobile Operations at Night: Guidelines for Construction, Maintenance and Utility Operations
FHWA-SA-03-026
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Construction, Maintenance, Utility, Work Zone

Utility Cuts in Paved Roads: Field Guide
FHWA-SA-97-049
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Compaction, Field Guide, Maintenance, Utility

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