Items Tagged with 'Utility workers'


Lone Worker

Lone worker safety

Organizations can take steps to ensure safety for people who work alone
Solitary work is a fact of life in many industries. How do organizations ensure safety for employees they cannot see? Safety experts and government officials offer advice on protecting lone workers.
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Keeping linemen safe

Utility workers often face life-threatening hazards to get the job done
Utility linemen face a variety of on-the-job hazards. From high-voltage contact and confined spaces to working at height and exposure to inclement weather, what’s being done to promote a culture of safety within the industry?
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Report touts success of ‘call before you dig’ message

Washington – Educational outreach efforts about a free service that helps locate and mark underground pipes, lines and cables may have contributed to a decrease in damaged utility lines despite an increase in construction activities, according to the latest Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report from the Common Ground Alliance.
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Communications towers

Communication tower safety

As the number of structures needing upgrades has increased, so have worker deaths
After 13 workers died at communication tower worksites in 2013 – more than the previous two years combined – OSHA and other stakeholders are taking a closer look at the safety of the industry.
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