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How to Follow Industry Standards for Your Equipotential Zone

On August 16, 2023 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Power line workers face a range of potential safety hazards, including tripping, falling, and experiencing electric shocks. Taking steps to mitigate these hazards is not only required by regulators, but also the right thing to do. Unfortunately, some of the methods often employed at power line sites don’t always provide sufficient protection.

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Why Safety Is Essential for Power Line Construction Projects

On April 19, 2023 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

A commitment to safety protocols when working on overhead power lines is essential for the safety of everybody on site.

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6 Tips to Prevent Crane Tip-Overs

On April 5, 2023 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

We talk a lot about safety at YAK ACCESS because it’s such an important topic. All types of heavy equipment require training and careful attention to safety protocols. However, when cranes are used on-site, the stakes get even higher. As a leading provider of access solutions for all types of projects and terrains, we know what it takes to reduce the risk of crane tip-overs.

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BLUROC ReceIves AVANGRID Award for Excellence in Environmental Health & Safety Recipient (A YAK ACCESS Company)

On September 30, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Northampton, MA, September, 2022 — BLUROC, LLC, a YAK ACCESS company that provides comprehensive site access services in the Northeast, has won the 2022 contractor award for Excellence in Environmental Health & Safety. The award is presented by AVANGRID — a leading utility company serving more than 3.3 million customers.

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Understanding the Importance of EPZ Grounding for Power Line Safety

On July 13, 2022 | By Kathy Hopper

When working around electrical utility lines or transmission equipment, there is a risk that it will become reenergized. To combat this risk, OSHA requires that an equipotential zone (EPZ) be created at worksites where differences in electric potential are a possibility. To do this, a temporary grounding solution, such as EPZ grounding mats, must be identified and implemented.

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Maintaining Safe Work Environments When Using Heavy Equipment for Site Access

On January 20, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Construction managers use many metrics to determine the success of a project, and safety is one of the key factors in the equation. Even if a project is completed on time and on budget, if there is just one safety incident, the project cannot truly be considered a success. For projects that require heavy equipment to access remote sites, maintaining a safe work environment around that equipment is an additional element that must be considered during the planning process.

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Right-of-Way Clearing: 5 Best Practices for Safety Management

On October 14, 2021 | By Kathy Hopper

Electric power lines travel through dense areas with thick vegetation. Project managers must mitigate complex logistics throughout the installation process. However, before any major thoroughfare is primed for construction, it must be properly cleared through a process known as right-of-way (ROW) clearing. This includes building in swamps and wetlands, conducting upstream drilling operations, and carrying out wind farm construction and other renewable energy projects.

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