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Safety


Electricity naturally flows to the ground through anything that will conduct or carry current. The human body is a very good conductor of electricity!

 

Indoor Safety Tips:

• Keep appliances like hair dryers away from water-filled tubs and sinks. 
• Unplug appliances before you clean them. 
• Use appliances and equipment approved by Underwriters Laboratories (look for the UL listing on the label) or other recognized testing laboratories. 
• Don’t overload outlets. 
• Never unplug or carry anything by its cord. 
• Don’t run cords under carpets or furniture; the cords can overheat and cause a fire. 
• Make it a habit to unplug small appliances when not in use. 
• Teach kids not to poke things into electrical outlets, toasters, or any other appliances, whether they’re on or off. 
• Use plug covers or inserts in all outlets. 
• Do not force a plug into an outlet if it doesn’t fit. 

Outdoor Safety Tips:
• Do not climb trees near power lines.
• Do not trim branches near power lines. 
• Fly kites and model planes in open areas far from power lines.
• Never touch, kick, pull or attempt to pick up a fallen wire.
• Stay away from power substations; high voltage equipment can be very dangerous.
• Don't use ladders near utility poles and power lines.