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Padmounted Transformer Safety

Padmounted transformers may not look threatening, but they carry the same amount of electricity as transmission lines – up to 35,000 volts.
February 26th, 2020
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JUST Power Lines Explained

Types of Power Lines: Know the Difference

Power lines and transformers come in different sizes, forms, and voltages. Learn about the differences between distribution lines, transmission lines, padmount boxes, and how to stay safe around each.…
February 12th, 2020
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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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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.