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When working with ladders or long tools:
Stay at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines carrying up to 50 kV.

As voltage increases, clearance distances also increase.
Contact your local utility and consult the OSHA regulations at for specific safety clearance requirements.

Clearly mark boundaries.
Use tape, signs, or barricades to keep workers and equipment the required distance away.


If you are in doubt about line voltages, clearance requirements, or how to work safely near power lines, contact the local electric utility.



Worker marking boundary