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May 31, 2016

The Dangerous Work of Transmission Power Linemen

Alberta’s utilities workers go to great lengths—and heights—to keep the lights on throughout our province. While they are working hard to ensure that power continues to flow, field crews are making sure it’s done in the safest possible way. Part of doing the job safely means using the proper safety equipment and personal protective equipment […]

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May 17, 2016

3 Steps for Staying Safe During Seeding Season

  The growing season in Alberta lasts about 120 days. That means farmers have a huge amount of work to do, and a small window of time to do it. This can lead to a sense of urgency, which in turn can lead to accidents, damage, and fatalities. Here’s how to stay safe in the […]

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April 13, 2016

How to Safely Work Around Underground Power Lines

Spring is upon us and construction season will be ramping up across our province. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year Alberta utilities start to see an increase in the number of people coming into contact with underground power lines. The best rule is to avoid digging around underground cables all together, but if […]

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March 4, 2016

How to Stay Focused at Work

Many of us have been taught about the benefits of routine. Having a predictable, consistent schedule means efficiency and mastery. But what happens when routine causes problems, or worse, means you might not be working safely? There are clear advantages to making sure having a routine doesn’t mean you’re skipping things or cutting corners, even […]

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June 30, 2015

Responding Safely to Power Line Accidents

Summer is here and more people are travelling on Alberta roads. With increased traffic also comes a higher number of vehicle incidents, many involving contact with a power pole or power line. If you spot a vehicle that has contacted a power line and are waiting for a utility company or emergency first responder to […]

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May 30, 2015

Power Line Safety for Homeowners

If you’ll be spending your summer landscaping or working out in the yard, it’s important to know where power lines are located on your property. Every year, hundreds of Albertans needlessly risk their lives by coming into contact with a power line. Power line safety is important – even in your own backyard. No matter […]

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