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Inside Safety

Almost all indoor electric accidents can be prevented if safety is kept in mind.
  • Unless you are qualified, get expert help with wiring improvements in your home or office.
  • Know where the fuse box or circuit breaker is and how to operate it.
  • Make sure your hands and feet are dry when using electric appliances.
  • Don't set applicances where they can fall into water.
  • Keep a Class "C" extinguisher within easy reach for electrical fires. Periodically check it to make sure it is operating properly.
  • Use plactic caps in outlets when not in use.
  • Visit the Kids Energy Zone to teach your children about electric safety.
Maintenance
  • Make sure plugs and prongs are not loose or worn.
  • Check cords for fraying or nicks.
  • Make sure cords are placed where they will not be tripped over or receive excessive wear (like under rugs).
  • Turn off and repair any appliance that sputters, stalls, sparks or gives the slightest shock.
Unplugged, Safety
  • Never yank the appliance cord from the electric outlet.
  • Don't overload wall outlets with adapters.
  • Always unplug an appliance before cleaning it.
  • It's always safer to unplug an appliance if you are not using it. (It also saves electircity.)

 

Home Generators Require CAUTION!!

If you own a home generator, always follow the manufacturer's instructions for safe operations. During a power outage, DO NOT plug a generator into the circuit box as it could cause physical harm to line crews working to restore your power.

 



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