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Gold Shovel Standard Cost

Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of buried infrastructure. They believe that buried infrastructure should be a collaborative act between the disparate industries of wastewater, water, telecommunications, electric, gas, and pipelines, thus reducing the risk of injury or line strikes. Leading industrial companies can apply for GSS membership, and contractors (excavators) can apply for certification. Often, hiring organizations will ask their excavators to become Gold Shovel certified before beginning a contract.

The 2020 Costs for Gold Shovel Standard Membership are as follows:

Gas and Electric $2400 per year
Pipeline $2400 per year
Water and Sewer $1500 – $2400 per year for private entities in a municipality

If the fee presents a hardship, then the company may present a Hardship Waiver.

Excavators $75 – $200 per month, depending on the size of the company. Excavators are billed annually.
Municipalities $1500 per year

If the fee presents a hardship, then the company may present a Hardship Waiver.

Telecommunications $2400 per year
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How First Compliance Safety Can Help You Sign Up with Gold Shovel

If you are an excavator applying for certification, the consultant team at First Compliance Safety can help with your application. To become certified by Gold Shovel, you need to create company safety programs, write a state-specific digging program, answer the GSS safety questionnaire, and upload documentation detailing your company OSHA logs and insurance information.

Our expert team has years of experience assisting excavators like you with the process of Gold Shovel certification. We promise to submit your GSS application within 48 hours of your initial consultation. Our team will write all required safety programs for your company, and we will answer the GSS questionnaire in a manner that accurately depicts your company in the best possible way. Lastly, we will handle all of the legwork in finding and submitting your OSHA logs, EMR letter, and insurance certificate. With First Compliance Safety, you will not have to lift a finger in the process of certification.