Overhead Power Lines
Overhead power lines at the job site are hazardous because they carry extremely high voltage. Fatal electrocution is the main risk but burns and falls from elevations are also hazards. Using tools and equipment that can contact the power lines increases the risk. This safety topic provides examples of equipment that can contact power lines, reviews a tragic power line incident, explores best practices all workers should know about, and covers the applicable OSHA standards.
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Overhead Power Lines, Construction
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Resources & References
OSHA Fact Sheet - Working Safely Around Downed Electrical Wires
Standards or Regulations
Weeklysafety.com exclusive safety meeting topic for construction workers that provides examples of equipment that can contact overhead power lines, reviews a tragic overhead power line incident, explores best practices all workers should know about, and covers the applicable OSHA standards.