July 15, 2013
The Electrical Safety Authority has a campaign entitled Look Up, Look Out to help arborists and those in the landscape industry.

The Authority says those trimming trees should identify overhead powerlines that run through trees and ensure that tools are kept 10 feet away from powerlines. All overhead powerlines should be determined before lift ladders are engaged.

Overhead powerlines can be hidden by foliage. Tree trimming tools that contact powerlines can result in electrocution.

Safety videos are available from the Electrical Safety Authority at www.powerlinesafety.info.