Electrical Fatalities in the Workplace: 2011 – 2021

Contact with or exposure to electricity continues to be one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and injuries in the United States. Between 2011 and 2021, there was a total of 1,201 workplace fatalities involving electricity reported by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and 1,653 electrical fatalities reported by the Bureau of […]

Prevent Fires – Adults 65+ – Video Short

Adults over the age of 65 are at a much higher risk of causing a cooking-related house fire. Protect your loved ones by reminding them to always stay in the kitchen while cooking and to always turn off the stove or burners when finished cooking. And to never heat their home with a stove or […]

Winter Storm Safety – Video Short

As temperatures drop and winter storms blow through, make sure you’re aware of your surroundings whenever venturing outside. It’s not uncommon for heavy winds, snow, and ice to bring down power lines and utility poles. If you come in contact with a downed power line, be sure to stay at least 35 feet back, which […]

How to Test a GFCI – Video Short

Water and electricity do not mix. Ground-fault circuit interrupters are safety devices that are installed where water and electricity are in close proximity, such as bathrooms, kitchens, garages, and outdoors. To make a GFCI is working properly, it should be tested. To test, plug in a device and turn it on, press the test button […]

Smoke Alarm Safety – Video Short

Let’s talk smoke alarm safety. It’s dangerous to not have a smoke alarm in your home. Be sure to test the smoke alarm monthly, replace the battery yearly, and replace the smoke alarm every 10 years.

Prepare for Natural Disasters – Video Short

While we cannot prevent natural disasters, we can make sure our homes are electrically safe before and after the storm. Be sure to turn off your power if your utility asks you to. Move any sensitive electronics high and make sure your phones and other emergency communication devices are fully charged. If you use a […]

Home Fire Safety – Video Short

Let’s talk about home fire safety. Test your smoke alarm. Turn off your space heater when unattended. Check for faulty appliance cords. Never leave cooking unattended. And don’t smoke indoors. 

Portable Generator Safety – Video Short

When used properly, portable and standby generators are a great option for providing power during brownouts or blackouts. However, improper use and installation of generators can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, make sure to always keep generators at least 20 feet away from doors and windows. Never operate a generator in an enclosed space. Make sure […]

Avoid Extension Cord Fires – Video Short

Roughly 3,300 home fires are caused by extension cords every year. To avoid fires make sure the extension cord is rated for its proper use and it meets the power needs of the device being used. Always keep outdoor extension cords away from snow and standing water. Inspect the extension cord before use and always […]

Seguridad Eléctrica Durante los Desastres Naturales – Video Short

Aunque no podemos evitar los desastres naturales, podemos asegurarnos de que nuestras casas sean electricamente seguras antes y despues de una tormenta. En caso de un desastre natural asegurate de desconectar la electricidad si la compania electrica te lo pide. Mueve todos los aparatos electronicos sensibles lo mas alto posible para evitar el agua de […]

Generadores de Emergencia – Video Short

Los generadores de emergencia son un gran opcion para suministrar energia de respaldo durante los bajones de tension o los apagones. No obstante el uso y la instalacion inadecuados de los generadores. Pueden provocar una intoxicacion for monoxido de carbon. Por lo tando, debes mantener los generadores a una distancia minima de 20 pies de […]

Fallas Electricas y Los Accidentes en la Concia – Video Short

Las fallas electricas y los accidentes en la cocina son las principales causas de los incendios domesticos. Durante el invierno, los incendios domesticos causados por accidentes cin la calefaccion tambien aumentan. Para evitar un incendio, rercuerda onservar, escuchar, y mantenerse alerta. Nunca dejes desatendida una estufa o un aparato de cocina encendido. Nunca utilices la […]