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Document ID (ISN)108456
CIS number 08-929
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-155
Title Preventing worker deaths and injuries from contacting overhead power lines with metal ladders
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Sep. 2007. 4p. Illus. 5 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This leaflet presents recommendations to prevent injuries and deaths from electrocution while working with metal ladders around energized, overhead power lines. Contents: description of exposure; measures and precautions to be taken by employers, workers, contractors and ladder manufacturers; short descriptions of two fatal accidents among painters.
Descriptors (primary) USA; painting; ladders; electric shock; injuries; fatalities; electrical accidents; overhead electric lines
Descriptors (secondary) case study; electricity; safety guides; safe working methods; migrant workers; limitation of exposure
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment