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Power Line Safety

Power Line Safety Tips

Working with or near power lines can expose workers to electrical hazards. While electricians and line workers are generally well-informed about these dangers, other workers – such as tree trimmers, farmworkers, construction workers, and those in charge of natural disaster cleanup and recovery efforts – often lack the needed information to avoid these risks. The following tips can help prevent injuries and deaths associated with power lines.

Distracted Driving

April Is Distracted Driving Month

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were 377 deaths and over 29,000 estimated injuries in Texas in 2019 that involved distracted driving. Help your employees and co-workers drive safely by using the videos and other tools below:

More helpful links on distracted driving:

Free Safety Publications

New and Revised Free Safety Publications Available

DWC Workplace Safety has published the following safety publications:

Spanish versions will be announced in an upcoming Safety@Work newsletter as soon as they are available.

Free OSHA Consultations

Free Online Safety Consultations

The Texas OSHA Consultation Program (OSHCON) offers online consultations. Our OSHCON consultants are available by video conferencing, email, text, or phone. We can help you find, reduce, and remove safety and health hazards, and understand OSHA standards.

OSHCON also provides:

  • Training
  • Help with safety and health programs
  • Free safety training materials and publications

Need COVID-19 guidance?

  • Find the COVID-19 risk exposure level for your employees.
  • Enhance your respiratory protection program.
  • Get help to create or update an emergency preparedness plan for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

Check out the OSHCON webpage, or contact us: