Overhead Powerlines cause 40% of electrical fatalities. A majority of these accidents occur with electrical workers that have little to no safety training. That is why it is important to always look up. It could save your life!

If you see equipment in contact with a powerline it is not time to be a hero, stay away. Warn others to stay away. You should stay at least 35′ back, that is about two dump truck lengths. Remember if you see a downed powerline, stay away and call 911. The ESFi reminds you to always look up. In all ways.


Safety is smart. Prevention is power. To watch more videos about safety, click here.


Kenny Cooper

IBEW International President Kenny Cooper has been working with the IBEW Hour Power team since he was appointed International President in 2023. President Cooper creates short videos entitled “President’s Message” to bring important announcements and inspirational messages right to your computer screen.

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