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Today's Technology Transforms Line Work

Field crews demand tools that help them to improve productivity and increase safety.

Electric utilities must invest in tools and technology to keep their employees as safe as possible and to enhance production, said Craig Froh, a transmission line specialist for Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The 39-year industry veteran said with smaller crew sizes and more work to accomplish, linemen must prioritize work and consolidate with other crews.

BPA is maximizing its crews' efficiency and improving their safety by investing in new styles of hard-hats, glov

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