• Conduct a thorough worksite inspection for possible hazards before starting the work. Check in all directions. Objects and trees can hide power lines.
  • Check for signs of buried utilities, such as pad-mounted transformers, pedestals or warning signs.
  • Assume all power lines are energized, not insulated and dangerous!
  • Call 811 to locate underground facilities at least two working days before the work is to begin.
  • All workers must be trained in the safety laws mandated by federal, state and local governments.
  • Conduct a daily, on-site tailgate safety session with all workers.
  • Identify all overhead lines and facilities and all underground facilities and make sure all workers are aware of their location.
  • Use proper equipment to accomplish the job safely.
  • Maintain a minimum of 20 feet radial clearance from overhead electrical lines at all times.
  • Use a trained, designated spotter.
  • Use barricades.
  • If tag lines are used, they must be non-conductive.
  • Use insulating boom guards, proximity alarms or other safety devices.
  • If excavating, hand dig to assure location of underground facilities.

More Information

  • For more information, please click here for a safety advisory card.
  • To order a free Public Contractor Safety Kit with additional information and safety tips, please email claimsmgmt@entergy.com. While supplies last.

Cranes & Derricks

Visit the OSHA website to help you implement OSHA’s rule on Cranes & Derricks in Construction.