Accession Number : ADA269197

Title :   An Exploratory Study in the Construction Industry on the Efforts Being Taken to Minimize Contact with Overhead Power Lines.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hinton, Scott

Report Date : 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : This report provides the results of a study to explore what efforts are being taken to minimize construction worker/equipment contact with overhead power lines located in the vicinity of construction projects. Three different sample groups were studied: contractors, utilities, and municipalities. Questionnaires were sent to each sample group and the responses were analyzed separately for each group. Some of the results of this study include common precautions practiced by contractors, actions taken most often by utilities, and requirements that municipalities include in their contract documents to provide worker/equipment protection from contact with overhead power lines.

Descriptors :   *CONSTRUCTION, *SAFETY, CONTRACTORS, MUNICIPALITIES, POWER, PROTECTION, QUESTIONNAIRES, REQUIREMENTS, RESPONSE, PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE