Energy Association of PA Exhibit Cautions Public on Working Near Electric or Gas Lines at PA One Call Safety Day Conference 2018

Sep 17, 2018Press Releases & Communications

HARRISBURG (September 17, 2018) — The Energy Association of Pennsylvania is participating in the Pennsylvania One Call System’s Safety Day Conference on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Pittsburgh International Airport, Allegheny County Field Maintenance, Hangar Road, Moon, PA 15108. The free program is open to the public from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. and brings together damage prevention, underground utility and excavation professionals from all over the region for a day of education, exhibits, and enjoyment. There are numerous educational sessions throughout the day including a focus on the new one call law changes.

The Energy Association, on behalf of its statewide electric and natural gas member companies, will be featuring a safety display. Safety is of paramount importance to the Energy Association and its member companies.

With the onset of warm weather and Pennsylvanians taking on those outdoor projects, the EAP’s display will focus on the precautions that should be taken when operating near utility facilities. What to do before beginning any digging or excavation project, cross bores safety awareness, as well as the importance of making sure there is adequate space from overhead power lines – information on OSHA’s “Ten Foot Circle of Safety” – will be featured.

“Pennsylvania’s energy utilities want to educate the public on how to stay safe,” said Terrance J. Fitzpatrick, President and CEO, Energy Association of Pennsylvania. “Before you begin to dig anywhere, you should check with PA One Call System by calling 8-1-1, to prevent damage to underground facilities and avoid potentially hazardous situations. We congratulate our members for their continuing commitment to improve safety for their customers and in the workplace.

For well over two decades, the Association and our predecessor organizations have been recognizing companies for their efforts in safety through the EAP’s annual Safety Awards program.”

Questions

Please direct any questions or requests for more information to
Nicole Luciano
by email or phone at (717) 901-0604.