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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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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 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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What You Need to Know About Induction

Over time, power lines can energize nearby objects and structures without ever touching them. Know the facts to eliminate hazards on your property.
September 14th, 2017
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Changing Heights and Depths of Utilities

Did you know that the weather can affect the height and depth of power lines over time? Here are the facts.
August 15th, 2017
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How to Stay Safe from Seeding to Harvest

From spotting hazards on your property to learning about safe limits of approach, here's how you can keep safety top of mind on the farm.
June 1st, 2017
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Power Line Safety for Homeowners

Whether landscaping or building a fence, remember these tips for preventing power line contacts at home.
April 25th, 2017
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Is GPS Putting Farmers at Risk?

Minimize the risk of a power line incident on your property by following these tips for safely using GSP-controlled equipment.
April 3rd, 2017
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Contact Map

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.