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Industries at Risk

Last year, there were over 1,000 power line contacts in Alberta. Knowing the risks and learning how to protect yourself and your crew from hidden hazards can keep you from becoming just another statistic.
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Construction

Did you know that the three types of equipment involved in the most power line contacts across Alberta are large excavators, backhoes and dump trucks? If you work in the construction industry, here's what you need to know about working near energized lines.

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Transportation

Planning a safe route is key when hauling large industrial equipment, farm equipment or other oversize loads. Learn about the dangers of overhead power lines and the steps you can take to arrive safely.

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Agriculture

With worksite and home often being one and the same, the risk of power line contacts is high for farmers and workers in the agriculture industry. Learn how to keep you and your family safe.

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Oil and Gas

Contractors comprise approximately 20% of Alberta’s oil and gas workers, making consistent and comprehensive power line safety awareness crucial. Make sure everyone on your crew knows how to stay safe around overhead and underground lines.

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First
Responders

Whether caused by a car accident or a lightning storm, power line hazards can hide in everyday emergencies. Without power line safety awareness, first responders may be putting themselves at risk of injury or even death.

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On-Site Safety Awareness

Take the first steps towards a safer worksite by booking an on-site power line safety awareness session. Our sessions can help you avoid costly, time consuming and potentially deadly contacts.

Contact Map

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.