2014 Lineman Safety Report

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The coming revolution in utility worker injury prevention

BY JIM WALTERS, EdD, Power of Learning, Inc.

Thomas Watson who was president of IBM in the 1950s said, “All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think.” This quote is especially appropriate for the power industry. Specifically, the industry’s rate of accidents, which has remained steady for decades, could possibly be due to a tacit promotion of accidents. As a solution, current knowledge of human cognition used in other industries might compel powerline technicians, field workers, middle management, and utility executives to think differently about electrical safety in the workplace.

Electricity Today Magazine’s first annual Lineman Safety Report will explore how human cognition can reduce the number of accidents and improve worker safety.

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