OPPD Respect Trailer

The OPPD Respect Trailer will be in the Labor Day Parade and at the event on Monday, September 4th from 12:30pm to 3 pm.

A team of OPPD safety professionals and line technicians offers brief presentations that emphatically demonstrate the importance of electrical safety. The team uses its RESPECT safety trailer, equipped with an energized power line to:

  • Show how a tree limb that contacts a power line can conduct electricity
  • Demonstrate how a ladder, antenna, irrigation pope and other metal objects can conduct current
  • Simulate digging into an underground line
  • Show the results of animal contacts with electrical equipment
  • Emphasize the importance of keeping a safe distance from power lines.