A lineman (American English) or linesman (British English, not to be confused with linesman (soccer)), is a trained tradesman who builds and maintains power distribution and telephone networks and their infrastructure, such as supporting poles and pylons.
The word lineman/linesman refers to those who work in generally outdoor installation and maintenance jobs. Those who install and maintain electrical wiring inside buildings are electricians.
The purpose of personal protective equipment is to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering controls and administrative controls are not feasible or effective to reduce these risks to acceptable levels. PPE is needed when there are hazards present. PPE has the serious limitation that it does not eliminate the hazard at the source and may result in employees being exposed to the hazard if the equipment fails.
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- "Personal Protective Equipment". Retrieved 2012-10-31. Personal Protective Equipment