18.104.22.168 De-energizing Proof Testing. All lines and equipment on which de-
energized work is to be performed will be tested to be sure they are de-energized before
protective grounds are applied.
22.214.171.124 Work Area Grounding. After indication that all circuitry in the work
area is de-energized, provide protective grounds as covered in Section 5. Place grounds
so that each ground is readily visible to at least one member of the crew. Stay clear of
cables and connecting devices while grounds are being applied.
126.96.36.199 Adjacent Energized Equipment Protection. When work is to be done
on or near energized lines, all energized and grounded conductors or guy wires within
reach of any part of a worker's body will be covered with rubber protective equipment.
Bare communications conductors will be treated as energized lines and will be protected
a. Flexible blankets will not be used at grade level without protecting them from
physical damage and moisture by means of a tarpaulin, canvas, or protective mat.
b. To avoid corona and ozone damage, rubber protective equipment will not be
allowed to remain in place on energized lines or apparatus overnight or for more than one
8-hour period, unless approved by the supervisor in charge.
188.8.131.52 Worker Protection. Personal protective apparel will be worn as deemed
necessary by the supervisor or foreman in charge, as required by standard operating
procedures, as recommended by the manufacturer for the tool being used, or as otherwise
directed in this handbook. Protective tools will be used as appropriate to the work being
6.2.4 Working Area Housekeeping Checks. Check the working area to
assure safe conditions and eliminate or protect against such hazards as described below.
a. Equipment hazards such as lack of guards or safety devices.
b. Material hazards such as sharp, worn, slippery, corroded, or rough items or
c. Work station weather hazards such as wind, rain, ice, or dust.
d. Arrangement hazards such as congestion, unsafe storage in place, or improper
workers' tool provisions and storage.
e. Lack of fire prevention and first aid equipment and inadequate working
equipment and tools.