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Tools can put workers in danger of electrical shock

Stay safe on the work site with these safety tips

  • Even if you do not work directly with power lines, you should be aware of the danger they pose. Power lines have no insulation and carry lethal levels of electricity. Underground power is just as dangerous. Safe Electricity wants you to avoid the dangers of electricity.
  • Before any project that involves digging, you should call the national utility locating service at 8-1-1. The service is free.
  • If you are working with large equipment or tall tools, Safe Electricity recommends you take the following precautions.
  • Keep yourself and equipment 10 feet from power lines in all directions at all times.
  • Move equipment and tools only when they are in a lowered position.
  • Use a spotter to help avoid power lines.
  • Work only when weather permits. Wind could easily blow tools and equipment out of control and water is a good conductor of electricity.

Safe Electricity hopes you will work safely, and encourage friends to do the same.

 


 

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