|Document ID (ISN)||65629|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.95-108
||NIOSH Alert - Request for assistance in preventing electrocutions of crane operators and crew members working near overhead power lines
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, May 1995. 10p. Illus. 12 ref.
||This NIOSH Alert describes five incidents in which crane operators were electrocuted following contact of the crane with overhead power lines. Current regulations for the prevention of such incidents are outlined (de-energizing power lines, use of insulated barriers, maintaining a minimum clearance between power lines and the crane). Recommendations for employers include: compliance with current regulations; notification of power line owners; evaluation of jobsites; use of work methods not requiring cranes; worker training.
||USA; overhead electric lines; cranes; electricity
||electrical insulation; accident descriptions; information of personnel; safe working methods; data sheet; safe distances
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)