Limits of approach safe distance poster.
Overhead powerlines carry thousands of voltages of electricity to residential and commercial establishments, posing a potentially fatal risk.

Limits of approach must be strictly observed. Written procedures and measures must be established to ensure that equipment remains at a safe distance from live overhead powerlines, as detailed in the photo.

Education is the best tool to prevent contacting powerlines.  Employers must provide copies of these procedures to all involved parties in the project. Additionally, the written notification of the electrical hazard must be distributed to equipment operators before commencing work.

IUOE Local 793 stands as a dedicated advocate for the protection of all workers involved in building and maintaining Ontario. The importance of this mission cannot be overstated, emphasizing that safety is not a matter of chance – it’s a deliberate choice that each person must make.