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For everyone's safety, clearance is required from our primary and secondary power lines, poles and transformers.

If you are planning on doing work at a location that is at or near Duquesne Light Company (DLC) energized electric lines, there are certain risks attendant to the performance of your work. Your work must conform to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, including those concerning work near all energized electric lines. There are a variety of different OSHA standards that could apply to your specific work location depending on the scope of your work and the equipment being used.

For example:

  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S – Electrical – Outlines requirements for work that is performed near overhead lines and minimum approach distances from energized power lines for qualified and non-qualified workers.  
  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L – Scaffolds – Outlines requirements for working on scaffolding near energized power lines. 

  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart O – Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations  – Outlines requirements for working with equipment in the vicinity of power lines.

  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction –  Outlines requirements for working, moving or assembling cranes in the vicinity of power lines. 

For more information, including specific regulations, log on to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration website at  

In the future, if you have work in an area where you or your employees will be working near DLC lines, or where your equipment may come into contact with DLC facilities, please notify your DLC Account Manager or call us at 412-393-7300 and a Company representative will be sent to the job site to assist you.

DLC is providing this information to assist your company in maintaining safe working conditions for your employees. DLC, however, does not assume any responsibility or obligation with regard to your employees or to your company's compliance with OSHA standards. Compliance with all OSHA standards, including, but not limited to those identified above is solely the responsibility of your company.

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