Strategic priorities and safety initiatives
- Drive excellence and broaden member perspectives of OHS
- Collaborate on common solutions of industry-wide issues
- Leverage the collective to improve OHS performance
- Provide strategic direction and expertise on health and safety priorities
Leadership in electricity industry safety
CEA, through the work of its OHS committees, develops and distributes safety management information on:
- Proven proactive safety management systems
- Best practices and standards
- Safety incident-related information and lessons learned
OHS program safety initiatives
- Create CEA OHS Principles of Excellence
- Identify aspects of human performance that affect safety results
- Define a Safety Culture for the electricity sector
For Construction Workers: Electrical Safety Video
Scenarios that construction workers may encounter when working near high-voltage electrical equipment:
A rigger is holding onto a suspended load being carried by a crane that strikes an overhead power line. Electrical current flows through the crane’s wire rope and shocks the worker.
After dumping a load of gravel at a construction site, a truck moves forward with its box still raised. The box strikes an overhead power line, exposing the driver to the electric hazard.
A Power Line Technician describes a fatal incident and describes hazards that are present when working on a scaffold platform.
A backhoe operator begins unscheduled work near underground utility cables and is reminded of the importance of locating both overhead and underground electrical power lines before you dig.
When a drill operator drills through a conduit, contacting an underground line, and is exposed to potentially fatal hazards of digging near underground utility lines.
For First Responders: Electrical Safety Video
Scenarios that may involve response from police, fire, and EMS:
A police officer responds to a car accident involving a power line and pole. The officer is fatally injured when he contacts the vehicle that is in contact with an energized power line.
A construction vehicle contacts a power line and the worker receives a severe electric shock. Paramedics arrive and are exposed to the electrical hazard.
Farming equipment contacts a power line and the paramedic demonstrates the lessons learned from scenario 2.
Hazards to watch out for when responding to a call involving electrical utility substations.
Watch out for the hazards of downed power lines, including trees.
Hazards an emergency first responder may face when responding to a scene with an underground power line contact.