Excavator Handbook

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

This handbook 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 this handbook, JULIE, Inc. policies and the state law are subject to change without notice.  The print date of this handbook revision is March 2013.  Download a copy now.