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June 30, 2015

Responding safely to power line contacts

Summer is here, and more people are travelling on Alberta roads. With increased traffic also comes a higher number of vehicle incidents, many involving contact with a power pole or power line. It also means that emergency first responders and utility companies are busier than ever responding to calls. Whether driving is part of your […]

May 30, 2015

The invisible danger in your yard: power line safety for home owners

Summer is right around the corner and for most of us that means heading outside to plant our gardens and tackle our outdoor home improvement projects. Before you get started, it’s important for your safety and the reliability of the electric system to know where power lines are located on your property. Every year, hundreds […]

June 18, 2014

Powerline Safety Doesn’t Take a Vacation

You’re headed to your favourite campground, when your vehicle accidentally contacts a power pole causing the power line to come down. Would you know what to do? Summer is almost here and with Albertans spending more time in their vehicles, Alberta’s Joint Utility Safety Team (JUST) wants to make sure you know how to stay […]

May 22, 2013

Respecting the danger of electricity: lessons for life

Every day, 2 to 3 Albertans needlessly risk their lives by contacting an overhead or underground power line. In 2012, that translated into approximately 934 power line incidents. To leverage the message that power line risks are 24/7/365 – and almost always preventable – the Joint Utility Safety Team (JUST) continues to expand on its […]