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Know Where the Line Is

When it comes to electrical safety, there is NO crossing the line. Contact with overhead and underground power lines is a major cause of fatal accidents in construction. Check out our Power Line Hazards Safety Talk, developed specifically for contractors – it may save lives!

Know your limits when working around energized power lines. They are overhead and underground. This Power Line Hazards Reference Sheet can be a powerful reminder of what is all around you as you go about your daily activities – at work and at play.

Whether you are tree trimming, excavating, or using any type of equipment that can contact power lines, be sure to consult our Power Line Hazards Tips and Safety Rules before beginning work.

Good safety practices on the job can help protect you and your co-workers from injury. When planning your work, there are many things you need to consider to ensure the job is conducted safely.

Plan before you start. Be sure to locate all overhead and underground power lines before you begin work (and make sure others are aware as well). We can help. Contact us at 1-800-663-2802 to learn the location of underground lines and for more information about working safely around power lines and electrical equipment.



First Responders

Being the first on the scene after an accident, first responders such as fire, police and medical personnel can be exposed to electrical hazards that may be very difficult to detect. To understand more about these hazards and to learn about electrical safety dos and don’ts when responding to an emergency, view The Invisible Killer.