MCD Newsletter 09-10-19
Do any of you really know all the different ways that electricity behaves? There are a couple of potential hazards to look out for when working around electricity.
Ripple Effect; If anything makes contact with a high voltage power line, such as a tree or an uninsulated boom on a truck, or if a broken power line falls to the ground or lands on a vehicle, electricity will flow to the ground and spread out in concentric circles like the ripples in a pool of water. Voltage is very high at the point where electricity makes contact with the ground. The level of intensity decreases as the distance increases from the point of contact. Zero voltage is approximately 33 feet from the point of contact.
Step Potential; Due to the difference in voltage as one moves towards or away from the source of electricity, it is possible to “step” between high and low voltage differences. As the human body is usually a better conductor of electricity than the ground, the electricity can flow between the feet through the body with sometimes devastating results. This is referred to as “step potential.”
Touch Potential; Trees can be very conductive. If a tree meets a high voltage power line and a person is touching the tree or touching a ladder leaning against the tree, there will be a high to low voltage difference between the person and the ground. This will force electrical current to flow through them to the ground and may easily result in serious injury or worse. This is referred to as “touch potential.”
If the ground becomes energized while you work, avoid shock by keeping your feet close together and shuffle away -- never allowing the heel of one foot to move beyond the toe of the other. If you cannot shuffle approximately 3 feet away from the energized area, put your feet together and hop, never walk!
*article by ERNwest, employer resources northwest
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- E. JOSEPH COSSMAN
SHOUT OUT TO JEFF!
Jeff is getting this little shout out because he is giving us some happy clients! Check out the progress on both his jobs as well as some kind words from one of our clients.
"Great job Jeff!!! Thanks for the photos. Really appreciate all you are doing as well as all the subs. Please let them know we think they are doing a terrific job."
Marty and Linda E.
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½ cube butter
1 tablespoon of white Worcester
½ teaspoon lemon pepper
½ teaspoon ground pepper
½ teaspoon salt
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