Maintain wiring and equipment

  • Uses fixtures and materials approved for agricultural use.
  • Keep fixtures and equipment clean and dry to avoid corrosion.
  • Consider installing lightning protection.
  • Have a qualified electrician make sure service entrance panel to each building is properly grounded.
  • Maintain rodent control to keep rodents from damaging wiring.

Keep power lines in mind while working

  • Lower equipment before crossing under power lines.
  • Have another person help you move equipment under power lines.
  • Show workers and family members potential electric hazard locations.

Know what to do in an emergency

  • Call 911 immediately. Don't hang up until the operator has all the information necessary to help you.
  • Always assume a downed power line is live (and dangerous). Stay away and call us at 800-662-4797 to report it.

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