To prevent worker electrocutions while working near over-head power lines:
- Employers should implement and enforce a formal written electrical safety training program that includes work around overhead lines.
- An observer should be designated by the employer to perform an electrical hazard
- evaluation prior to commencing new work activities.
- A hazard assessment of the job site and route of travel, including aerial and ground hazards and obstacles, within the job site should be performed by a competent person before work commences.
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, "Workers Electrocuted While Working in Elevated Buckets" (2009). Kentucky Haz Alerts--Motor Vehicle. 6.