6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
with hard wood or fiber keepers. Care must be taken to prevent the snaps on the safety
harnesses/belts from coming in contact with anything that may open a snap. The
tongue of the snap on the safety harness/belt must face away from the body.
Hoisting or Lowering Materials. Take the following precautions when
hoisting or lowering materials:
10-6.6.1 Drop material that cannot be lowered safely only if there is no danger to
workers or the public.
10-6.6.2 Position workers engaged in hoisting tools and materials so that they can not
be injured by a falling item.
10-6.6.3 Do not leave materials and tools overhead in an insecure position. Large
objects must be securely lashed.
To get from one side of a double-pole supported structure to the other, the
worker must descend to the ground and go up the other pole unless there are adequate
handholds and adequate clearances from live parts to allow safe crossing along the
When it is necessary to climb half-way across a crossarm to inspect middle
phase insulators, the worker may climb the rest of the way across, provided that, a
safety harness/belt can be kept strapped around a timber as a safeguard.
Never cross through an open-air switch unless both sides are deenergized.
Do not use air switch arcing horns for support in walking timbers since these
horns break easily and a fall could result.
Never walk along an H-frame cross-arm with the line energized.
STRINGING OR REMOVING DEENERGIZED CONDUCTORS AND
OVERHEAD GROUND WIRES.
Pre-Work Meeting. Discuss the plan of operation, type of equipment to be
used, adjacent energized lines, necessary grounding devices and procedures,
crossover methods, and Safe Clearance requirements before stringing or removing
deenergized conductors or overhead ground wires.
Work Adjacent to Energized Lines.
Note: For the Navy and Air Force, work adjacent to energized lines is not authorized.