Electrical Safety

Power lines can be deadly – what you know could save your life

Transmission lines

For your safety, Pacific Power keeps power lines high up in the air and buried beneath the ground, away from you. There are safety precautions you too should take to prevent serious or fatal injuries from electrical accidents. Please read the safety tips below and share this important information with your family.

  Keep your distance

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations require professionals operating cranes or derricks to keep themselves and any of their tools at least 20 feet away from overhead power lines. This means the average person should stay much farther away. Electricity will take the easiest path to ground, even through you. If you or an object you are holding accidentally become part of the pathway, you could be electrocuted.

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