Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Electrical Safety Foundation International reminds you to keep electrical safety in mind as the warmer weather stimulates an increase in outdoor work in many parts of the country, both on the job and at home. A focus on electrical safety awareness can help ensure these activities do not result in injuries and deaths. Rio Grande Electric powers up with (ESFI) providing facts to stay safe.
Following a few simple safety rules can help reduce the number of electrical deaths and injuries:
• Ladders—even those made of wood—that come into contact with a power line can prove fatal. Keep all ladders at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines.
• Unplug outdoor tools and appliances when not in use.
• Inspect power tools and appliances for frayed cords, broken plugs and cracked or broken housing. Repair or replace damaged items.
• Water and electricity do not mix. Avoid damp conditions — including wet grass — when using electricity.
DIY Electrical Safety Tips - Each year, thousands of people in the United States are critically injured and electrocuted as a result of electrical fires, accidents, electrocution in their own homes.
Power Tool Safety - Each year, thousands of people in the United States are critically injured and electrocuted as a result of electrical fires, accidents, electrocution in their own homes.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters - Learn all about these life saving devices!
Power Lines - You do not have to touch a power line to be in danger. High-voltage electricity can jump to anyone who gets too close. Stay at least 10 feet away from power lines and their connections.
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