Posting items on utility poles may seem like an easy and harmless way to share the news with passersby; however, it presents a safety hazard for our employees.

In addition, it’s against the law (NC General Statute 14-145). Staples, nails, tacks, and more are used to hang a multitude of items. These sharp items can tear the rubber gloves, which help to protect lineworkers from electrocution. Also, the items used to hang the signs allow water to enter the pole and quicken the normal deterioration. So please look at other options to post your information and let the utility pole just be a utility pole.