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What is the minimum safe distance from overhead power lines?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that equipment be kept at least 10 feet away from power lines with voltages up to 50kV. For lines with voltages higher than 50kV, the required distance is even greater (see below).


Also asked, what distance is safe for 11kv power lines?

Clearances from Buildings of HT and EHT voltage lines IE Rule 80

Vertical Distance
High voltage lines up to 33KV 3.7 Meter
Horizontal clearance between the conductor and Building
High Voltage Up to 11 KV 1.2 Meter
11KV To 33KV 2.0 Meter

Additionally, is it unhealthy to live near power lines? Most scientists believe that exposure to the low-level EMFs near power lines is safe, but some scientists continue research to look for possible health risks associated with these fields. If there are any risks such as cancer associated with living near power lines, then it is clear that those risks are small.

Similarly one may ask, what is the minimum safe distance for crane operation from energized overhead power lines?

Line Clearance Distance 29 CFR 1910.269, OSHA’s Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution standard, limits crane operations to a minimum clearance distance of 10 feet from power lines and related equipment energized up to 50 kilovolts (50,000 volts).

What is a safe distance to live from power lines UK?

This means living no closer than 50 metres and better still 100 metres from high voltage overhead lines. The reduced risk relates to something called the inverse square law which means the field strength drops very sharply the greater the distance from the source.


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