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Heroes of USIC

Heroes of USIC

Thank you for your heroism!

Angel Vazquez

Central Florida Senior Technician and Hero ANGEL VAZQUEZ responded to a mother's cries for help in the parking lot of a Dollar General store. The panicked woman's child was choking on candy. With a background in the medical field, Angel calmly performed the Heimlich Maneuver on the little girl to dislodge a glob of candy "the size of a racquetball" from her throat. He then gave her a hug and asked her to do him a favor and promise to eat only one gummy bear at a time.

The mother later called USIC's corporate office to express her gratitude to "the USIC employee who helped save my young daughter from choking."

A proud father of five, Angel said he was "doing what any parent would do for a child in need. It's just my nature to help, having worked in a cardiac unit of a hospital and cared for both young and elderly patients. I thank the Lord for placing me there at the time to help."

President's Award Recipient

USIC is the proud recipient of the Common Ground Alliance’s (CGA) President’s Corporate Award of Excellence for 2014. USIC was awarded this honor for contributions to DIRT data as well as an overall dedication to damage prevention at this year’s Annual Meeting at the CGA conference.

A Valued Partnership

USIC is a valued Disconnect/Reconnect partner of Ameren Missouri. USIC represents Ameren Missouri professionally and courteously while performing this critical service. USIC’s performance consistently meets Ameren Missouri's high safety, quality and efficiency expectations.

- Tommie Gray, Revenue Protection Manager, Ameren Missouri

2018 CGA Gold Sponsorship

USIC is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for this year's CGA Excavation & Safety Expo. For more information please visit www.cgaconference.com.

US Infrastructure Corporation (USIC) Acquires On Target Utility Services

USIC is pleased to announce On Target Utility Services as the newest addition to the USIC family. For USIC, this transaction adds more than 280 technicians and strengthens its ability to service new and existing customers in the Northeast. This partnership further expands USIC’s diversification of services with the addition of utility services like metering, storm restoration, telecommunications, smart grid and power line solutions to provide even more support for our customers.

Great Partnership

Working with the team at USIC throughout our RFQ process was the continuation of a great partnership. USIC, not only heard our needs and concerns, they asked the appropriate questions to fully understand where we needed to be in order to award a new contract to them. As a result, we highly recommend USIC as a partner in the protection of underground communications facilities.

- R. Wallace

STAY SAFE IN EXTREME HEAT Show

Much of the country is experiencing record high heat indexes. If you work outdoors, like our locate technicians, it is critical that you protect yourself from the dangers of heat exhaustion and heat stroke by getting enough water, rest, and shade throughout the day. Follow the precautions recommended by medical experts (below) closely and check on your coworkers frequently throughout the day.  

HYDRATE

  1. Pre-hydrate by drinking 14-20 ounces of water before bed and one hour before beginning work
  2. Re-hydrate throughout the workday by drinking one cup of water every 15-20 minutes
  3. Replenish electrolytes by alternating sports drinks with water
 DEFEND AGAINST HEAT EXHAUSTION & HEAT STROKE
  1. Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  2. Use cooling towels
  3. Wear sunscreen – Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool down and can make you dehydrated.
  4. Stay hydrated – avoid sugary and caffeinated drinks
 HEAT EXHAUSTION
  • Excessive sweating
  • Cold, pale, clammy skin
  • Fast, weak pulse
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Muscle Cramps 
 WHAT TO DO FOR HEAT EXHAUSTION 
  • Move to a cooler location
  • Lie down and loosen your clothing
  • Apply cool, wet cloths to as much of your body as possible
  • Sip water
  • If you have vomited, and it continues, SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY
 HEAT STROKE
  • Headache
  • Possibly unconscious
  • Internal temperature above 103⁰F
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • No sweating
  • Hot, dry skin
 WHAT TO DO FOR HEAT STROKE
  • CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY
  • Move to a cooler environment
  • Reduce body temperature with cool cloths or a bath
  • Do NOT give fluids

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Press
Releases Show

BLOOD HOUND TEAM ACHIEVES SAFETY MILESTONE!

Jun 16, 2022 - Congratulations to our Blood Hound team for achieving ONE YEAR WITH ZERO OSHA RECORDABLE INJURIES! Blood Hound, a member of USIC's Advanced Utility Solutions Division, provides...

WEST CENTRAL TEXAS TEAM ACHIEVES SAFETY MILESTONES

May 24, 2022 - Shout out to our 811 Operations' West Central Texas Team for reaching the safety milestone of TWO YEARS WITH ZERO INJURIES and ONE YEAR WITH ZERO VEHICLE ACCIDENTS while performing locates throughout a 27,000-square-mile...

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We are always looking for people who aspire to serve their communities, value quality work, prioritize safety, enjoy solving problems and love being outdoors. If you are a quality conscious, hard-working individual who loves working outdoors, then you should consider a career at USIC!

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