Contractor electrical safety


Electricity – we'd have a hard time living without it. But living with it can be dangerous, if it isn't given the respect it deserves.

Every year, hundreds of New Brunswickers are injured, sometimes fatally, in electrical incidents. That's why WorkSafeNB has partnered with NB Power and are working together for a safer New Brunswick.

The following resources have been developed to provide you with the information you need to work safely around electricity, whether at work or at home. Please take the time now to review them, to ensure that unsafe practices around electricity will not cut your time short later.

Contractor Electrical Safety Guide

OHS Guide Electrical Safety 

A Bright Arc – A Video Guide to Powerline Safety

This video details the safe limits of approach to power lines and how to respond to situations where contact with electricity has been made. 

Hazard Alerts

Safety Talks

A safety kit for contractors is available by calling WorkSafeNB at 506 633-5660 or emailing The kit contains the Contractor Electrical Safety Guide, A Bright Arc – A Video Guide to Powerline Safety DVD, and stickers with toll-free numbers for both NB Power and WorkSafeNB.

Visit NB Power's safety portal for more information.


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