Designed for owners, contractors, & workers, Construction Solutions is a database of work hazards, & practical control measures to reduce or eliminate hazards.
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Line of Work
Using Cover-Up Equipment
Using cover-up equipment properly cover the live power lines to protect line workers from accidental contacts with energized conductors.
Using Cable-Locating Device
Cable locating devices can help pinpoint the location of existing underground cables to avoid and prevent electrical hazards.
Using Insulating Blankets and Sheets
Insulating blankets and sheets cover the live powerlines and protect workers from the accidental contacts with energized conductors.
Using Tool Lanyards, Connection and Anchorage Points
A work practice that prevents struck-by injuries from falling tools.
Using Overhead Powerline Proximity Warning Devices for Heavy Equipment
Proximity warning devices purport to warn construction equipment against impending contact with live powerlines.
Using Non-conductive Ladders
These ladders prevent the current from the live power lines to reach the worker if the ladder contacts an overhead power line.
Featured Line of Work
Masonry, Tile, Cement & Plaster
Pipes & Vessels
Sheet Metal & HVAC
Inspect and use scaffolds and ladders
Perform surface grinding or cutting
Load, unload and distribute construction materials
Cut boards and panels
Cold-related Injuries and Illnesses
Heat and Sun Exposure
Lifting and Carrying (Manual materials Handling)
Stressful hand & wrist activity
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