The Excavation Safety Resource is intended for informational and reference purposes only.  It provides basic information on safe excavation practices and the protection of underground utility facilities in Illinois (outside the city of Chicago).

The Excavation Safety Resource is not a legal reference.  It is not intended to be a full and complete statement of the law nor of the excavators’ duties and responsibilities when engaging in excavation work.  Questions regarding the interpretation of the law should be directed to an attorney.  

The contents of the Excavation Safety Resource, JULIE, Inc. policies and the state law are subject to change without notice.Download a copy now.

To view prior versions of the Excavator Handbook, click here.

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