Welcome to Gold Shovel Standard

Gold Shovel Standard

Where adopted, Gold Shovel Standard aims to reduce damages on professional excavation sites by 50%

Gold Shovel Standard is a single uniform standard for excavation safety

Gold Shovel Standard is driving the migration from minimum requirements, to best practices and model programs


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Excavators

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Water & Sewer

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Pipelines

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Municipalities

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Telecom

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