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Follow MIOSHA Guidelines
MIOSHA safety standards require that anyone working near power lines stay at least 10 feet away, including any tools or equipment you are using. Metal ladders, cranes and some other specialized equipment require 20 feet Higher voltages also may require greater distances of clearance. Higher voltages also may require greater distances. Contact MIOSHA for specific requirements.

If a job requires you to position your ladder or scaffold within the minimum safety distance, notify Consumers Energy so other arrangements can be made (such as de-energizing or relocating the line).

Use GFCIs to reduce power tool shock risk.
A faulty power tool can electrify the entire scaffold; ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) reduce this risk.

 

Remember to follow the MIOSHA guidelines for safe distances at all times.

 

Keep Ladders And Scaffolds Far From Power Lines
Keep Ladders And Scaffolds Far From Power Lines