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B.E.T. on Power Line Safety
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Review these safety tips from PPL Electric Utilities with coworkers at your tailgate or toolbox meetings before work begins to help avoid potential hazards when working near overhead and underground power lines. Please share these safety tips with your family and friends as well.

Wager on Safety
How can you reduce your risk of making contact with a power line? Place your B.E.T. on these three power line safety tips:
B = Boundaries Protect You
Always create a safe boundary around power lines to keep yourself and others safe. When using tall or long equipment around power lines, maintain the required safe distances. Call PPL Electric Utilities and consult for specific requirements.
E = Examine the Site
Before you begin work, examine your job site for power lines, poles and pad-­mounted equipment. Then schedule a tailboard meeting to discuss safety concerns with the work crew. Make sure to look for power lines that may be hidden by trees or buildings. Conditions change, so check daily.
T = Train Your Crew
Make sure that everyone at the job site understands the importance of staying safe near power lines. Assume all power lines are energized and potentially dangerous, and train your crew to maintain safe clearances.
Would You Like to Know More?
Additional overhead and digging guidelines, case studies, instructional videos and FREE training materials can all be found on the PPL Electric Utilities’ e-SMARTworkers website.
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