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Preventing Worker Deaths and Injuries from Contacting Overhead Power Lines with Metal Ladders



Uploaded by: Kyle Clocksin on 09/05/2013

Author: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Publication Date: 9/1/2007

Publication Source: www.niosh.gov

Summary: Workers risk electrocution when using metal ladders around energized, overhead power lines. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed recommendations to prevent injuries and deaths while working with metal ladders.


Keywords: electrical safety,electrocution,NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safey and Health),electrical shock,injury prevention,high voltage,ladder safety,fatality prevention,portable metal ladders,overhead power lines,electrical hazards


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