DMG is committed to providing the Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) training to all employees including hydro excavation operators, field laborers, supervisors, and other workers who work alongside until excavation is complete. As GSS members, we are committed to ensuring all employees and customers are in a safe environment.

Gold Shovel Standard (GSS), works to prevent life threatening damages, empower field teams to operate safely, and protect excavation crews and the public. GSS is a nonprofit organization committed to improving workforce and public safety and the integrity of buried infrastructure. GSS believes that greater transparency in all aspects of damage prevention among buried-asset operators, locators and excavators is essential to drive continuous improvement, and vital to increasingly safe working conditions and communities.