Donate to Gold Shovel Standard

Help us bring about a safer North America through greater transparency in damage prevention performance, the use of performance measurements, technology and universal participation in the one-call process.

Gold Shovel Standard Goals

  • 50% reduction over 2015 levels in the frequency of damages in North America on professional excavation sites by the end of 2025
  • More than half of North American municipalities rely on GSS metrics when hiring, establishing or renewing franchise rights and offering permits by the end of 2025
  • More than 100 Gold Shovel Standard Communities have been established throughout North America by the end of 2025
  • More than 75% of insurance companies consider GSS supported metrics on policies for excavators or locators by the end of 2025

If you share our vision of a safer North America, achieved by using standardized metrics to measure damage prevention performance for all stakeholders, promoting greater transparency in performance, and by universal participation in the one-call process, then please donate now.

Donate by sending a check to:
Gold Shovel Association
2307 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282

The Gold Shovel Association is a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
EIN# 81-4421248

Gold Shovel Association does not share donor information. You will receive an acknowledgment of your donation for tax purposes.

With your generous contribution, you help the Gold Shovel Standard increase public and workforce safety, and drive the establishment of safer Gold Shovel Standard Communities throughout North America.

The Need For Standardized Metrics

The Need For Standardized Metrics

Dramatic reductions in the frequency of line strikes will remain elusive unless all parties continuously improve and measurements underpin continuous improvement. Standardizing the measurement process is an overdue first step to drive performance improvement and increase public and workforce safety. To achieve this ambitious plan, Gold Shovel Standard is working with balanced teams of damage prevention experts to draft, refine and broadly deploy damage prevention metrics for all stakeholders.

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Third-Party Damage Reductions and Communities

Third-Party Damage Reductions and Communities

“Everybody’s third-party is somebody’s second-party.” Reducing line strikes associated with small excavators and third-parties persists as the top priority for all stakeholders in damage prevention. These are difficult reductions to influence, and yet they represent the single biggest risk to safety associated with excavation damage. Gold Shovel Standard Communities are novel and ambitious partnerships to attack this persistent and difficult challenge.

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ShovelSafe™

ShovelSafe™

Increasing safety is impossible without the right tools. Gold Shovel Standard provides world-class technology to drive continuous improvement that reduces damages and increases public and workforce safety. Gold Shovel Standard’s ShovelSafe technology puts damages prevention at the fingertips of business leaders, giving them the tools to drive continuous performance improvement. ShovelSafe is world-class technology for analyzing and tracking damage prevention performance.

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Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Pursuing the industry-wide goal of zero incidents requires comprehensive, systematic use of Safety Management Systems. Pipeline and other energy companies, and along with the regulatory community have recognized the critical importance of SMS. Broad adoption of Damage Prevention-Safety Management Systems (DP-SMS), which are safety management systems specifically tailored for damage prevention is a necessary ingredient to achieve that industry-wide goal of zero incidents.

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