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The Cross Bore Safety Association is a community of industry professional that have joined together to address all aspects of utility cross bores for protection against loss of life, injury and property damage.

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CBSA Leading Practices for Cross Bore Risk Reduction

Mission Statement

 Membership chart"The purpose of the Cross Bore Safety Association is to bring persons and organizations together to create comprehensive high quality standards, guidelines, best practices, means and methods, courses, training, instructional materials and other related resources for the education and training of owners, insCross Boretallers, regulators, users, inspectors, maintainers and others who can benefit from such so as to minimize the risk for injury, loss of life and property damage from utility cross bores in an effective and efficient manner.”

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Definition of a Utility Cross Bore
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Definition of a Utility Cross  Bore
Cross bores are defined as an intersection of an existing underground utility or underground structure by a second utility resulting in direct contact between the transactions of the utilities that compromises the integrity of either utility or underground structure.

New-ExplosionCBSA completed the Leading Practices for Cross Bore Risk Reduction, working with key industry associations, agencies and leaders, in December 2019. The 88 page Leading Practices, 32 chapters, 23 figures, 33 references and 12 examples.