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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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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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Underground
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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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Construction
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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
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Overhead
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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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Think power line contacts are few and far between? Think again.
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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.