Fallen Power Lines

Electrical power lines can fall due to car accidents, wind storms, pole failure, etc. Employees who are not properly trained in working with electrical lines should never touch fallen lines by hand or with any tools.  Your continued personal commitment to safety is the best way to avoid injuries from power lines at any job or any time.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has specific standards for employee workplaces. OSHA also has electrical safety standards for the construction industry, long shoring, and shipyards.

General Electrical Protection:

  • If a wire is down do not touch it.
  • Never touch fallen power lines Call a responsible electric utility company to report fallen lines.
  • Never operate electrical equipment if you are in the water.
    • If you are working in a damp area make sure all electrical cords are in good condition. Use a ground-fault circuit interpreter.
  • Never fix electrical cords or repair any electrical tools unless you are authorized.
  • If any electrical equipment is wet call a qualified person to inspect it before working with it.
  • Before moving, cleaning, or handling long objects at heights inspect the area for any overhead wire.
  • Always be cautious if you work near electricity.
  • Use lockout/tagout procedure properly, and keep a safe distance from energized parts.
  • Underground utilities must be marked before digging the area to avoid contact.
  • OSHA regulations require that crane and derrick operators stay a minimum of 20 feet away from overhead power lines.
  • A safety watch person must be near heavy equipment during operation time near high voltage lines.
  • Do not touch anything or anyone in contact with fallen power lines or other equipment.
  • Keep children and pets away from fallen electrical lines.
  • Do not drive over fallen power lines.
  • Call 911 if a power line falls.

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Since 2009 we have provided expert SAFETY CONSULTINGINSPECTIONSTAFFING, and TRAINING services. We currently service over 100 cities teaching the EPA RRP LEAD RENOVATOR CERTIFICATION TRAINING. If you can work around our schedule we can typically deliver our services for near or the same price you would pay right here in Cincinnati, OH. Our mission is to reduce workplace accidents and injuries. We believe that these free safety meetings help us achieve that goal. The best compliment you could give us is to forward these along to another company.

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How can proActive Safety Services help us achieve our safety goals?

We have experience assisting companies with less than 5 employees to working with giant corporate companies like DHL. We have found that every situation is a little bit different. We offer a free safety assessment that can help us determine the gaps in your current program. From that assessment we are able to work together to develop a strategy to meet your goals. We have a team of 10 safety professionals and access to a network of over 5 senior safety directors within our community.

Does proActive Safety Services Offer Private Training Courses?

We specialize in delivering private training courses. In fact, we have sold more custom training courses that OSHA Outreach Training courses. Complete custom classes can get pretty expensive. However, it is easy to add in photos of your facilities, videos you may currently use, or any other custom content you feel is necessary. The best way to develop a custom course is to create Job Safety Analysis for each job type. It is simple for us at that point to develop a training program that covers the hazard your employees will face.