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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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Five Power Line Safety Resolutions for 2020

In 2019, there were over 1,000 power line contacts in Alberta. What we can learn from last year’s incidents, and what we can all do to be safer in 2020.
January 13th, 2020
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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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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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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.