The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has issued its Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report for 2012, providing a summary and analysis of the pipeline damage, near miss, and downtime events that occurred in 2012. The DIRT Report identifies the importance of calling 811 as most critical to safety. The DIRT report for 2012 includes the following additional areas of analysis:
- Census Division Breakdown
- Comparison to National Data Set – 811 Awareness Statistics
- Exemption Analysis
The DIRT Report is a summary of utility damage data submitted anonymously from facility operators, locators, one-call centers, and regulators. The report gives us the opportunity to not only understand the root causes of damages, but to measure the effectiveness of damage prevention efforts and campaigns. DIRT offers insight on equipment used, type of work being performed, one-call notification, the effects of one-call exemptions, and regional differences.
The complete DIRT Annual Report for 2012 is available for download at the CGA website.