Power Line Safety Regulations

OSHA 1926 Subpart CC contains the following sections that address power line safety:

  • 1926.1407 Power line safety (up to 350 kV) – assembly and disassembly

Minimum approach distance to power lines is 20 ft.

  • 1926.1408 Power line safety (up to 350 kV) – equipment operations

Minimum approach distance to power lines is 20 ft.

  • 1926.1409 Power line safety (over 350 kV )

(a) For power lines at or below 1000 kV, wherever the distance “20 feet” is specified, the distance “50 feet” must be substituted; and

(b) For power lines over 1000 kV, the minimum clearance distance must be established by the utility owner/operator or registered professional engineer who is a qualified person with respect to electrical power transmission and distribution.

  • 1926.1411 Power line safety – while traveling under or near power lines with no load.