Linemen work with thousands of volts of electricity, keeping the power flowing to our homes and businesses each and every day. They spend their days in all types of conditions, from extreme heat to sleet and snow, and from hot dry pavement to wet and slippery mud. It’s a dangerous profession, making it critical to follow the safety rules.
Training courses and daily briefings are methods used to help linemen remain vigilant in paying attention to the seemingly small things and avoiding shortcuts so they can finish safely and go home at the end of each day.
Taking a different angle from the typical safety training or briefing is Dennis McDade, lineman for Dominion Virginia Power. He wanted to add some fun and “cool” to safety training and created a music video called “Safety Rap.” It’s gotten more than 300,000 views on YouTube since he posted it in 2009. Plus, he and his crew have been called on to perform their safety rap at national industry events.
At Border States Electric, safety is not just a priority, it is a value.
Electrical Safety Month 2016: Raising Awareness
The Kiss of Life: A Moment in Linemen History
What Electricians Must Do to Stay Safe on the Job
Linemen: Safety is Everything
OSHA Highlights Fall Prevention
Honoring the Workers Who Keep the Lights On
Consider Comfort to Ensure FR Clothing Compliance
Remember: Safety First When Testing Electricity
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