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IN THIS ISSUE Harvest Power Line Safety back to top >>
  1. Power Line Safety
  2. Irrigation Dates
  3. Pole Inspection
  4. Halloween Recipe



  5. Norris Public Power District
    606 Irving Street
    Beatrice, NE 68310
    402-223-4038
    www.norrisppd.com

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Hitting power lines becomes a significant hazard during the harvest season, as farmers take large pieces of equipment back out to the field. "Its important for operators to be cautious when working in areas that have power lines," says Norris Public Power District Manager of Operations and Safety Trevor Wehrer. "Its easy for an operator to accidentally get a piece of equipment stuck in a power line if they are not completely aware of their surroundings."

"Avoiding contact with power lines is the best way to stay safe, but if a piece of your equipment hits a power line, calling for help is an important step in avoiding potentially fatal injuries," says Trevor. "When a power line is touching a piece of equipment, that piece of equipment and the area surrounding it could be energized."

Stay in the vehicle and call for help. Do not leave the vehicle until you are instructed to by emergency or Norris personnel. If your vehicle is on fire and you are forced to exit the vehicle, the appropriate action is to jump not step with both feet landing on the ground at the same time without falling. Do not touch the vehicle and ground at the same time and begin shuffling your feet on the ground to safety. Never simply step out of the vehicle the person must jump clear of the equipment.

Upcoming Irrigation Dates back to top >>

   
  
  2019 Pole Inspection Program Area      back to top >>  
   

To ensure the District has a reliable and strong electric system, Norris will be inspecting approximately 10,000 wood poles in Gage County this fall. The pole inspection area will take place in the highlighted area on the map below.

You may see Norris' contractor, SBS Inspections, Inc., walking on foot or using an ATV in the right-of-way to access poles. If the pole needs replaced, the pole will be tagged and Norris will return later to replace the pole.

If you have questions, call 1-800-858-4707 and a Norris employee will be glad to answer any questions you have.

   
  
  Halloween Bark Recipe       back to top >>  
   

   
 
 
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