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From construction to agriculture, we tackle power line safety and the dangers faced by Alberta's workforce and the most at-risk industries.
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Step and touch potential

Step and Touch Potential Explained

Knowing how electricity travels and understanding step and touch potential is crucial in keeping everyone on your jobsite safe.
November 13th, 2019
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Dangers of an arc flash in power line safety

What is an Arc Flash and Why is it Dangerous?

Arc flashes are electrical explosions that happen when electric current flows through an air gap between conductors.
October 17th, 2019
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Importance of a Spotter

The role of a spotter is a crucial one when working near power lines. Remember these tips for spotting safely.
September 24th, 2019
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Identifying Hazards

Before any work begins, use these two common types of hazard assessments to create a safe and healthy worksite.
September 24th, 2019
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The Shocking Danger on Alberta Farms

In the past year, there have been over 130 farm-related power line contacts in Alberta. In such a safety-oriented industry, how are these contacts happening?
September 3rd, 2019
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Keeping Seasonal Workers Safe on Site

With students on the hunt for summer jobs and employers looking to onboard seasonal workers quickly, being unaware of power line safety can be deadly.
June 14th, 2019
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Scaffolding and Power Line Safety

If you work with scaffolding, make sure you know the risks of working near power lines and the steps for staying safe.
September 25th, 2018
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Think power line contacts are few and far between? Think again.
See the overhead and underground contacts occurring near you.

The Joint Utility Safety Team (JUST) is a partnership between the following Alberta electric utilities with contributions from local municipalities, formed to address the frequency of power line contacts across the province.