6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
Right-Of-Way Brush Removal.
10-15.8.1 Brush clearance is part of electrical maintenance work to clear right-of-ways.
Wear personal protective equipment; i.e., eye protection, hearing protection, and proper
10-15.8.2 Cutters felling heavy brush or small trees must give sufficient clearance to
other personnel. Never work so close that one worker could injure another with a
swinging ax or hook.
10-15.8.3 Brush chippers must be operated only when authorized. The worker must
stand to the side of the chipper chute while feeding the butt end of brush into the
chipper first. Use the automatic shut-off/stop control at the operator's station in an
10-15.8.4 Do not hang tools such as saws, axes, bush hooks, pruning shears, scythe
blades, and pitch forks in bushes or small trees, or out of the obvious view of other
10-15.8.5 Restrict personnel assigned to remove or pile brush to maintain a safe
distance behind workers using the cutting tools.