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Summer Safety

Summer is the time for swimming and boating. Storms and heavy rains are also common during the summer season. The combination of water and electricity is extremely dangerous. Awareness of electrical hazards around water can help prevent deaths and injuries. 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 prevent injuries:

Boating and Marina Safety - Just like your home, it is critical that you have your boat inspected regularly by a licensed electrician and that you are familiar with the electrical system so you can identify and correct any potential hazards.

Air Conditioners and Fans - Hot weather brings increased use of air conditioners. Contact with electric current from air conditioners accounts for a significant number of electrocutions and electrical injuries each year.

Pool and Spa Safety - The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that since 1990, there have been 60 electrocutions and nearly 50 serious electrical shocks involving electrical hazards in and around swimming pools.

Power Tools - According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are nearly 400 electrocutions in the United States each year.


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