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APRIL-MAY 2023 Archive

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Powered Ascenders in the Utility Space

With the variety of ascenders available, crews have another option for use in difficult access scenarios.

Eyes on the Wire: The Year of Actively Caring

Georgia Power’s new program brings company retirees back into the field to leverage their experience and empower the newest wave of lineworkers.
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Using Power Tools in the Bucket

Hydraulically powered tools were once the only option available, but trends are changing and options for battery-powered equipment are expanding.

7 Secrets of Root Cause Analysis

Subject matter experts provide tips to help improve your organization’s analyses.

Planning for Storm Work

The strength and magnitude of a storm should determine our methods to address it. But long before a significant event occurs, a plan to restore power safely should be made by the host company. I learned during my early days as a supervisor that a storm evaluation and restoration plan is of great value to […]

ATVs and UTVs: Minimizing the Hazards

Throughout all of industry, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility task vehicles (UTVs) are involved in the majority of off-highway vehicle (OHV) incidents that result in injury. It’s not much different in the utility industry. While there is no official mechanism for counting or comparing vehicle class versus incidents, surveys and experience seem to indicate that […]


It is critical to have a good understanding of the substation requirements found within the OSHA standard.

The Art of Safety: Lead People, Not Robots

Comparing robots and people provides insight into the significance of human performance and human factors – and leads us to some important conclusions.