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October 26, 2011

FortisAlberta promoting Power Line Safety

JUST partner FortisAlberta earned some coverage in the Airdrie City view for their work on power line safety: FortisAlberta, one of Airdrie’s largest employers, recently produced a power line safety video targeted primarily towards Alberta farmers and ranchers in an effort to increase knowledge and lower the number of electrical accidents. The height of new farm equipment […]

September 26, 2011

Where’s the line when farming

Farming equipment and power lines don’t mix. Unfortunately, contacts do happen: A young adult male was killed in a farming accident that sent him and his father to hospital. The two were working at about 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 on their property near Chauvin, Alta., when a piece of farm equipment was pushed into […]

September 20, 2011

Dangers on the job

Our goal is to reduce the number of power line casualties to zero. We want to avoid incidents like this: Two electrical workers were killed in separate incidents last week in Alberta. >> Read the whole story

August 8, 2011

Always remember to look up

We know that harvest season means working long hours to get as much work done as possible. Your local utilities are always there to help train you on what to look for: “One of our prime concerns as a utility company is to make sure the public is safe,” said Kobelka. “We’ll work with farmers […]

September 30, 2010

Power Line Safety and Awareness Certification Program Launched

Alberta’s struggle with workplace safety is a continual and growing concern. In 2009, there were 110 fatalities in addition to 26,000 on-the-job injuries, most of which could have been avoided with proper safety training and awareness. Power line incidents are no exception. A committee was formed in 2008 with representatives from the Joint Utility Safety […]