Are underground utility markers essential workers?

Brandon Martin lists.nanog at
Tue Apr 21 20:55:11 UTC 2020

On 4/21/20 2:57 PM, Sean Donelan wrote:
> Utility markers don't get the recognition they deserve.  If they aren't
> essential workers, they should be.... and get hazard pay.
> They help protect everyone's fiber and cables and pipes that go boom.

If underground construction is an essential activity (and it certainly 
is, at least repairs generally are - new construction perhaps could be 
argued), then underground utility marking is, too, since it's mandatory 
for safely performing underground construction.
Brandon Martin

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