Contractor / Work Place Safety

Protect those working near overhead power lines from accidental contact. The High Voltage Overhead Line Safety Act is an Oregon law. It provides that no work activities take place within 10 feet of a high voltage overhead power line until:

  • The utility is notified of the intended work activity
  • The responsible party and utility have made precautions for the activity

FAILURE TO COMPLY
Any party working within 10 feet of an overhead power line without notifying the proper utility and establishing required safety precautions can face a penalty of up to $70,000 for each offense in addition to the cost of injuries and repairs.

Find more details on Oregon’s Overhead Line Safety Act at http://www.cbs.state.or.us/osha/pdf/pubs/olsa.pdf

Contact Consumers Power at (541) 929-3124 if your work will bring you within 10 feet of overhead power lines.