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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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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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Construction
Overhead
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Think a Power Line Contact Can't Happen to Your Crew? Think …

If your crew works near overhead or underground power lines, you need to read this.
September 13th, 2018
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Construction
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The Dangerous Lives of Lineworkers

Alberta’s utility workers go to great lengths — and heights — to keep the lights on throughout our province. Learn about one of our province's most dangerous professions.
August 8th, 2018
Safety
Overhead
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How to Work Safely Around Underground Power Lines

From backhoes to semi-trucks, combines to cranes, if you operate heavy equipment, here's what you need to know about working safely around underground power lines.
June 20th, 2018
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Construction
Underground
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7 Ways to Stay Focused at Work

Whether you’re new on site or a seasoned professional, maintaining a safe work environment should always be your top priority — especially when working near overhead or underground power lines.
May 16th, 2018
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Horizontal Directional Drilling: Know the Hazards

Find out how horizontal directional drilling (HDD) could increase your risk of contacting an underground power line.
March 9th, 2018
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Underground
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The True Story of a Power Line Contact Victim

The day that then-lineman Rick Svecla had 25,000 volts of electricity surge through his body started out like any other day on the job. Here's his story.
February 15th, 2018
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Think power line contacts are few and far between? Think again.
Keep track of overhead and underground contacts occurring across Alberta.

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.