Keep your distance. Keep your life.
Power lines can kill. Make sure your worksite is safe and always avoid power lines. If you must work near power lines, call 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749) and we’ll make sure it’s safe.
Mantenga su distancia. Mantenga su vida.
Las líneas eléctricas pueden matar. Si usted está en la casa o en el trabajo, siempre evite las líneas eléctricas. Si tiene que trabajar cerca de las líneas eléctricas, llame al 1-800-ENTERGY y nos aseguraremos que este seguro.
What’s the best way to work around those power lines?
The best way to work around power lines is to keep your distance. Stay away from power lines!
Working Near Power Lines
Keep Your Distance
Working around a power line can result in serious injury or death. Assume all power lines are energized, not insulated and dangerous!
Downed Power Lines
Always assume low and downed power lines are energized, not insulated and dangerous.
Never attempt to move any power line. You can be seriously hurt or killed if the object you are holding or standing on contacts any power line. Stay away.
Call 911 and 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749).
You must notify Entergy at least two working days before any work is to be done where it is possible that equipment, material or a person could come within 20 feet of our lines. It’s the law. To contact Entergy, call 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749).
It’s The Law
Federal and state laws prohibit working within specified distances of power lines. Do not, under any circumstances, move a piece of equipment, material or a person within the restricted area of a power line unless the power line has been de-energized and grounded.
OSHA: Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, mandates specific clearance distances that must be maintained when working around or near power lines.
STATE LAWS: States have mandated specific clearance distances that must be maintained when working around or near power lines.
High Voltage Safety Acts
- Arkansas Act 752, Title 11, Section 11-5-301, et seq.
- Mississippi Chapter 15, Section 45-15-1, et seq.
- Texas Health & Safety Code Chapter 752
- Louisiana – L.R.S. 45:141-146, Act 176 of the 2001 Regular Legislative Session
If you witness a violation of these clearances, all workers should stay away from the equipment because it may be energized. Call Entergy at 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749).