Electrical Safety


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August 31, 2015

PG&E Completes Overnight Repairs to Transmission Towers Severely Damaged by Third Party in Burlingame

PG&E crews completed temporary repairs to high-voltage electric transmission equipment in Burlingame early this morning (Aug. 31) after a third party doing construction work severely damaged a tower and related electrical equipment last Friday night, closing Highway 101.

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August 30, 2015

Section of Highway 101 Closed Overnight as PG&E Continues Repairs to Transmission Towers Damaged by Third Party

PG&E crews began replacing high-voltage electric transmission wires across Highway 101 in Burlingame tonight (Aug. 30) after a third party doing construction work severely damaged a tower and related electrical equipment on Friday night.

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August 29, 2015

PG&E Repairs Completed Ahead of Schedule After Third-Party Construction Work Damages Transmission Towers in Burlingame

PG&E crews completed repairs to three transmission towers ahead of schedule after a third party doing construction work severely damaged the towers and related electrical equipment on Friday night, halting traffic on Highway 101 on the Peninsula in both directions.

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August 5, 2015

PG&E Reminds Residents of Gas, Electric Safety at National Night Out Event

PG&E employees joined customers and other first responders during San Francisco’s National Night Out this week to talk about the importance of gas and electric safety.

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July 17, 2015

How a Navy Veteran with No Electrical Experience Became PG&E’s First Lineman Hall of Fame Inductee

Jim McKenna returned to his hometown in Minnesota after a four-year Navy stint where he faced a struggle common to many military veterans. Now what? That was 55 years ago. Earlier this year, the PG&E retiree who provides training to line workers earned a distinguished honor. He’s the first PG&E employee inducted into the International Lineman Hall of Fame.

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July 2, 2015

Follow These PG&E Tips for a Safe Independence Day Celebration

PG&E encourages customers to celebrate Independence Day this weekend safely and responsibly by following some important safety tips.

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June 16, 2015

VIDEO: When Handling Energized Power Lines, Practice Makes Safer

PG&E recently completed annual training in Los Banos for a special group of linemen who perform upgrades, maintenance and repairs on energized transmission power lines that carry 60,000 to 500,000 volts of electricity. As this video shows, the procedure is safer and easier for linemen, and it also eliminates the need to de-energize a power line and interrupt electric service to potentially thousands of customers.

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June 9, 2015

School’s Out: Summer Savings and Safety Tips from PG&E

School will be out soon for summer and that means many kids will be home with tons of energy – and using lots of energy in the home. PG&E wants parents to know that the company offers savings and safety tips year-round, but summer is a great time for families to learn ways to save energy and money. It’s also a good opportunity to teach children how to stay safe around electricity and natural gas.

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May 15, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E’s Largest Earthquake Drill Tests Utility’s Readiness for the Big One

A 7.2 earthquake and aftershocks shake Northern California. No, this isn’t the plot to a summer blockbuster, but a scenario played out this week as PG&E conducted its largest ever earthquake drill.

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May 5, 2015

PG&E Encourages Customers to Stay Safe during National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and PG&E is joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety. This year, PG&E and ESFI will focus on promoting safety in America’s communities, homes and businesses.

April 2, 2015

PG&E Wins Innovation Award for Implementation of Automated Emergency Response Technology

PG&E has won an ARCOS 2014 innovation award for the utility’s mobile application of ARCOS software to automatically callout crews in response to electric and gas emergencies.

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April 2, 2015

Rescheduling Planned Outage Keeps Restaurants Happy, Leads to New Ways to Do Business

When a planned power outage proved disruptive during Oakland Restaurant Week, PG&E stepped in to make things right. And it also led to a new way of doing business that will take into account citywide events that will minimize impacts for customers.

March 11, 2015

Call Before You Dig During California Arbor Week (and Every Day)

All you have to do is walk outside to see that trees are a vital and beautiful part of California’s natural landscape. But trees also require great responsibility.

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February 24, 2015

VIDEO: Rubber Glove Testing Protects PG&E Line Workers

Safety is at the heart of everything PG&E does. And that includes the rubber gloves used by linemen who restore and upgrade electric lines. In Emeryville, a small team is responsible for making sure those rubber gloves are free of defects before being used in the field.

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February 12, 2015

Schoolchildren Get Science Lesson in Dangers of Metallic Balloons

Have you ever released a balloon and watched it float up, up, up and away to the heavens? Yes, it may cause great wonderment. But those colorful and shiny helium-filled metallic balloons pose many dangers, as a class of fourth graders learned a few days before Valentine’s Day.

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