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Transmission Safety Tips

  • Transmission wires are bare and not insulated, so do not touch any wires.
  • Do not touch or attempt to climb transmission towers.

  • Do not touch, climb or cut holes in substation fencing. The fencing is there for your protection.

  • Do not approach or attempt to climb on any electrical facilities. Any equipment failure could cause injury.

  • Never attempt to steal copper or any other material from a substation. Copper is a conductor that is used to deliver electricity. Stealing copper may steal your life.

  • Never climb a transmission tower and avoid contacting other high voltage electrical equipment or power lines.

  • People entering high voltage electrical facilities for the purpose of vandalism or theft run the risk of serious injury or death.

  • Removal of equipment from substations and power line facilities can result in unsafe operations. Those who cause willful damage to transmission facilities or associated property can be prosecuted under applicable state and federal laws.

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