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Contacting an overhead power line could cost you your life.

Overhead power lines are not insulated. So if you touch one with your body, your equipment, or your tools, you or someone you work with could die. Everyone who works near power lines is at risk, whether you operate heavy equipment or use ladders and handheld tools. It’s up to you to work safely to protect yourself, your crew, and the public.

 

Examine the Site


Make a Safety Boundary


Keep Ladders and Scaffolds Far From Power Lines


Use a Dedicated Spotter


Guiding Loads


Tall & Long Equipment


Irrigation Systems


Downed Power Lines


If You Hit a Power Line


If a Co-Worker Hits a Power Line

 

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