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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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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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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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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.