Residential Construction – Workplace Safety

Before starting any project, always look up to make sure you’re aware of any overhead power lines. Whether you’re working on the roof, trimming trees, or cleaning the gutters, make sure you’re a safe distance from any power line and make sure to warn others of their proximity. You should always stay at least 10-feet […]

Winter Downed Power Lines

As temperatures drop and winter storms blow through, make sure you are aware of your surroundings whenever venturing outside. Heavy winds, snowfall, and ice are more than capable of bringing down utility poles and power lines. If you encounter a downed line, be sure to stay at least 35 feet back, which is about 3 […]

Overhead Power Line Contact – Workplace Safety

Overhead power lines cause 40% of all electrically related fatalities, in the workplace. A majority of these accidents occur with workers that have little to no electrical safety training. That’s why it’s important to always look up before doing any kind of work on a construction site. It could save your life.  If the equipment […]

Overhead Power Line Car Crash

What to do if You Crash Into a Utility Pole If you’re ever in an accident that involves a utility pole and a downed power line, always consider the line and vehicle to be live and dangerous. Onlookers should never attempt to get close to the downed power line or attempt to drive over one.  […]

Electrical Safety Outside the Home – Overhead Power Lines

Before starting any project, always look up to make sure you’re aware of any overhead power lines.  Whether you’re working on the roof, trimming trees, or cleaning the gutters, make sure you’re a safe distance from any power line and make sure to warn others of their proximity.  You should always stay at least 10-feet […]

Home Electrical Safety: Always Look Up Always

Before starting any project, be alert of where the power lines are located and know where they are hanging. Whether you’re working on the roof, trimming trees, or painting your siding, it’s your job to be aware and to alert others about nearby power lines. Locate all overhead power lines Stay at least 10 feet […]

Downed Power Line Safety – Always Assume Downed Lines are Live

Downed power lines can be deadly. ALWAYS assume a downed power line is live and avoid going near it or anything in contact with it. Use Precaution Downed power lines can energize the ground up to 35 feet away. Even more in wet conditions. Never drive over downed power lines or through water that is in contact […]

Overhead Power Line Safety

In 2016, 53% of all fatal electrical injuries occurred in the Construction industry. The Construction industry remained the leading source of fatal electrical injuries with 81, more than four times the contribution of the second-highest source, Professional and Business Services. Learn how to work safely near power lines with these simple steps: Locate all overhead power […]

La Seguridad Sobre Las Líneas Eléctricas Aéreas

Localiza las líneas eléctricas aéreas Manténgase a usted y a su equipo a 3 metros (10 pies) de distancia de todas las líneas eléctricas aéreas No toque nada que está en contacto con una línea eléctrica Tenga precaución con las vallas cerca de líneas eléctricas Lleva las escaleras y su equipo horizontalmente Baja los aparatos […]

Winter Storm Electrical Safety

With the severe weather characteristic of winter comes the threat of electrical hazards caused by downed power lines, power outages, and coastal flooding. ESFI is cautioning the public that electrical dangers associated with downed power lines, portable generators, and submerged electrical equipment can still cause injuries and deaths once a snow or ice storm has […]

Overhead Power Line Safety Poster (Spanish)

Contact with overhead power lines is the leading cause of electrical fatalities for agricultural workers. Of the 1,001 reported power line contact incidents from 2003-2009, nearly 70% resulted in death. Luckily, these fatalities can be prevented by following these simple steps while on the job.

Overhead Power Line Safety Poster

Contact with overhead power lines is the leading cause of electrical fatalities for agricultural workers. Of the 1,001 reported power line contact incidents from 2003-2009, nearly 70% resulted in death. Luckily, these fatalities can be prevented by following these simple steps while on the job.