Best Practices

Electrical Transmission & Distribution Partnership has developed several effective safety and health Best Practices. The Partnership has also developed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for each safety and health Best Practice. All have been approved and posted on the official OSHA website for use by all employers.

All Best Practices (~1.5MB .zip)

I&I TECHNIQUES FOR THE RUBBER GLOVE METHOD

The effective use of Isolate and Insulate equipment and procedures to provide the necessary level of safety when qualified line workers are working on energized lines & equipment.
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FALL PROTECTION WHEN PERFORMING AERIAL WORK ON WOOD POLES

Fall Protection Equipment (FPE) shall be used when ascending, descending, changing position and when in the working position while on a wood pole.
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FALL PROTECTION WHEN PERFORMING AERIAL WORK ON LATTICE STRUCTURES

Fall Protection Equipment (FPE) shall be used when ascending, while in the working position, when changing positions, descending, and/or performing rescue operations while on a lattice structure.
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RUBBER INSULATING PPE FOR THE LIVE LINE TOOL METHOD ON DISTRIBUTION LINES

Use of rubber insulating gloves and sleeves while performing distribution powerline tasks via the live line tool method.
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LOCK-TO-LOCK USE OF INSULATING RUBBER GLOVES AND SLEEVES

Protocols related to effective use of insulating rubber gloves and sleeves.
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CRADLE-TO-CRADLE USE OF INSULATING RUBBER GLOVES AND SLEEVES

Protocols related to effective use of insulating rubber gloves and sleeves.
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INSULATE & ISOLATE SAFETY PERFORMANCE CHECK

Review of qualification, and/or performance criteria to ensure compliance with Isolate and Insulate procedures.
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QUALIFIED OBSERVER

Identify and utilize qualified observer for critical tasks.
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JOB BRIEFINGS

Provides a uniform methodology and outlines key components of job briefings.
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