VIDEO – JUST Powerline Safety Best Practices for Workers
By Anthony Capkun
This video is part of the Joint Utility Safety Team’s (JUST) ongoing mandate to collectively help address the common safety issue of contact with powerlines.
In 2006, Alberta’s government and electric utilities (AltaLink, ATCO Electric, ENMAX Power Corp., EPCOR and FortisAlberta) formed JUST to “positively affect change in attitudes and behaviours toward powerline safety to help reduce powerline incidents”. Through ongoing safety awareness and industry education, JUST is committed to helping foster a long-term culture of powerline safety in Alberta. This involves everyone working around overhead or underground powerlines, including electric utilities, oil and gas, construction, forestry and agricultural industries.