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Vernon Electric Cooperative Prioritizes Safety

Vernon Electric Cooperative Prioritizes Safety

Each month, the cooperative provides day-long safety training to its line crews

To protect its field workforce, Vernon Electric Cooperative makes safety a top priority. Each month, the cooperative provides day-long safety training to its line crews. For example, last summer, the crews practiced rescuing unconscious linemen from the top of a power pole and from a raised bucket. After a training session at the cooperative’s headquarters in Westby, Wisconsin, last July, the linemen climbed a pole using their full fall protection.

Since last summer, the company has invested in new harnesses for its linemen to comply with the OSHA fall protection guidelines.

linemen on pole

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