Gino DiCaro

CMTA is helping Southern California Edison get the word out on power line safety

By Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications

Capitol Update, Sept. 21, 2012 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Southern California Edison has made power line safety education a priority and CMTA has agreed to help get the word out on their "Worker BEWARE" program. Over the coming weeks, we will use this outlet and others to get you information to use and send to your employees regarding power line safety.
This week we provide critical steps an employee should take if you are in a vehicle or machine operated equipment and a power line has fallen on your vehicle/equipment:

  1. Stay in vehicle/equipment and remain calm until help arrives. Only a qualified electrical worker knows when it is safe for you to exit the vehicle.
  2. Call 911 immediately!
  3. Warn others to stay away and call 911, if you are unable to do so.
  4. If fire forces you off, jump clear without touching equipment and the ground at the same time. Land with your feet together and shuffle away with small steps.

For more information on SCE's "Worker BEWARE" program go to: www.sce.com/Safety/worker/default.htm

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