Power lines near trees can be dangerous. Trees can conduct electricity, so use caution when trimming a tree that’s near a power line or call a professional to avoid serious injury. Click below to learn more about this important topic.
Call 811 Before Digging
Planning a job that requires digging? Call 811 before you start – even if you plan to hire a professional. 811 is a free hotline that connects you to local resources who can help identify potential unseen hazards.
Electrical Safety at Home
When using or working with electricity, safety always comes first. It’s important that you learn how to identify electrical safety hazards, avoid accidents and stay informed on safety issues. Click here for more information.
The following information is a compilation of important electrical safety guidelines for people in your workplace. The guidelines are provided by the National Electrical Safety Foundation and address general practices for workplace safety. Click here for more information.
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, used to seem like far-off futuristic technology, but today, there are hundreds of thousands flying across the skies. While drones can be safe when used correctly, they may pose serious risks near electrical equipment or power lines. Flying drones close to wires, substations, or other equipment may cause serious damage and pose significant safety risks to you or other people nearby. If your drone does veer off course and crash near or into EPE equipment, never try to retrieve it yourself.
There is an abundance of information about electrical safety available on the Electrical Safety Foundation International website. You can see everything you need to know about this important topic by clicking on the link below.