Home » Downed electrical lines: 8 rules to live by Safety Tips Electrical safety Weather Downed electrical lines: 8 rules to live by March 27, 2016 One Comment Reprints Electrical safety Power lines Utility worker safety Utility workers Photo: FEMA A common sight after severe weather and other disasters, downed power lines represent extreme danger to cleanup and recovery workers. Related Articles Power line dangers OSHA issues final rule on electrical safety requirements Revised OSHA electrical rule clears review hurdle Practice ladder safety near overhead power lines Don’t underestimate electricity’s dangers Post a comment to this article Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy. (Anonymous comments are welcome; merely skip the “name” field in the comment box. An email address is required but will not be included with your comment.) Name Email (will not be displayed)* Title Comment* Please Enter Your Comment Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.