Power above and below

Safety classes raise awareness for those working near power lines

American Transmission Co. owns and operates a high-voltage electric transmission system made up of overhead and underground power lines and facilities.

To ensure worker safety, anyone doing excavation or construction needs to take the proper steps to locate power lines and plan ahead to complete the work at a safe distance from the lines.

ATC practices and promotes safety. Diggers Hotline provides excavator safety meetings to educate contractors, excavators, municipal workers and utility workers about safe work practices near power lines. ATC partners with Diggers Hotline at these meetings to promote awareness, provide information and answer questions about working safely near our facilities. Meetings started earlier this month and run through April 2015.

Click here to learn more about the program.