Help Keep Utility Poles (and Our Linemen) Safe

Thinking about promoting your yard sale by posting a sign on a utility pole?

Please don’t.

Attaching signs, posters, satellite dishes, flags and other objects to utility poles poses a serious threat to our linemen. The staples, nails, and tacks used to hang such items—as well as the items themselves—can obstruct climbing equipment, causing a line worker to slip or fall. Sharp objects can cut a lineman and tear the clothing that protects them from electrical shock. A lineman’s rubber gloves protect them from high-voltage electricity, but one pinhole from a nail is enough to cause a serious injury.