OSHA: Tree Trimming Safety Fact Sheet
Tree Trimming Safety
Thousands of massive trees may have been uprooted by powerful winds from a hurricane taking power lines and transformers with them.
- ALWAYS ASSUME THAT POWER LINES ARE ENERGIZED!
- If clearing trees, contact the utility company to discuss de-energizing and grounding or shielding of power lines.
- Extreme caution is necessary when moving ladders and other equipment around downed trees and power lines.
- Always perform a hazard assessment of the work area prior to start of work
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