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Determine if any part of the equipment, load line or load (including rigging and lifting accessories), while operating up to the equipment's maximum working radius in the work zone, could get closer than the minimum approach distance of the power line permitted under Table A (see § 1926.1408). If ...


The following minimum clearances must be maintained between scaffolds and exposed energized power lines: 2 feet for insulated power lines of less than 300 volts . . . You note that the Table in OSHA's scaffold standard states that a three-foot minimum distance is required for this situation, and ask if the 2-foot distance mentioned in the ...


Equipment operations in which any part of the equipment, load line, or load (including rigging and lifting accessories) is closer than the minimum approach distance under Table A of § 1926.1408 to an energized power line is prohibited, except where the employer demonstrates that all of the following requirements are met:


This is the most important rule: Work at a safe distance from all power lines. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that equipment be kept at least 10 feet away from power lines with voltages up to 50kV.


Electric Power >> Overhead Line Work >> Line-Clearance Tree Trimming Operations Line-Clearance Tree Trimming Operations Line-clearance tree trimming refers to the pruning, trimming, repairing, maintaining, removing, or clearing of trees or the cutting of brush that is near (within 10 feet of) energized power lines.


Thus, there is no reliable safety distance for neighborhood power lines. In general, a magnetic field level of 0.5 mG will be reached somewhere between 10 and 200 feet from the wires. But you cannot tell by simply looking up at the power lines. You have to test on-site with a gaussmeter to be sure.


Power line safety – evaluating the work zone Power line safety – evaluating the work zone 1926.1408 Division 3/CC Determine the power line’s voltage. Ask the utility owner or utility operator for the information. Allow two working days for a response. — 1926.1408 (c) Use Table A to determine the crane’s Minimum Approach Distance (MAD ...


Because the line is "live" (or energized), the employer has taken steps to keep a safe distance from the power line: The foreman obtained the voltage of the overhead power line from the utility company. Based on the voltage, he determined the minimum required distance of the crane from the power line. A pre-job safety planning meeting was held.


Workers look to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to understand how close they should be to power lines. As a general rule, 10 feet is the minimum safe working distance from power lines. To follow exact regulations, you should know the voltage of the power lines that you will be working near.


Electric Power >> Overhead Line Work >> Use of Aerial Lifts Overhead Line Work Use of Aerial Lifts 1910.67(c) and 1910.269(p) contain specific requirements for aerial lift equipment commonly used in overhead line work. Among these requirements are: Equipment can only be operated by trained workers and within equipment rating and design limitations.