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Winter Weather Hazards Toolbox Talk Part 3 - Working with Damaged Power Lines and Downed Trees

    Winter Weather Hazards Toolbox Talk Part 3  - Working with Damaged Power Lines and Downed Trees

    Winter storms bring snow & ice, which can often damage power lines and bring down trees. There are special hazards that workers clearing downed trees, repairing damaged power lines or removing collapsed poles need to consider. In this final toolbox talk of a 3-part video series on winter weather safety, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH reviews the specific hazards that workers face when working with or near damaged power lines and downed trees. Did you know that snow and ice impact the effectiveness of your personal protective equipment (PPE)? How do you stay safe when clearing downed branches or trees? What role does a Competent Person (CP) have when it comes to keeping workers safe on a job site that involves damaged, yet potentially energized, power lines? Aside from Electrocution hazards, what other main hazards do you need to consider?
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