Generator Safety

Use Backup Power Safely When used properly, portable and standby generators are a great option to provide backup power during brownouts or blackouts. Learn how to use generators safely with the following tips: Generators Location Always keep generators at least 20 feet away from your home Never operate a generator in an enclosed space Make sure the generator […]

Brownouts

Protect Your Home From Brownouts Brownouts are an intentional or unintentional drop in voltage from utilities or other power sources that can cause damage to your home’s electronics. Brownouts can cause damage to insulation and cause unexpected electronic failure and the future. A sustained brownout could cause damage to electronic motors that are in everyday […]

Power Outages

Protect Your Home When the Power Goes Out Power outages can lead to more than just your lights going out. Forcing sensitive electronics to shut down unexpectedly can result in data loss or damage to electrical systems. When power returns, a surge can damage TVs, appliances, and even heating and AC systems. Power outages can […]

Power Lines Safety Tips

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. Safety Tips Look up before raising a ladder or pole to make sure that it will not come within 10 […]

Winter Downed Power Lines

As temperatures drop and winter storms blow through, make sure you are aware of your surroundings whenever venturing outside. Heavy winds, snowfall, and ice are more than capable of bringing down utility poles and power lines. If you encounter a downed line, be sure to stay at least 35 feet back, which is about 3 […]

Overhead Power Line Contact – Workplace Safety

Overhead power lines cause 40% of all electrically related fatalities, in the workplace. A majority of these accidents occur with workers that have little to no electrical safety training. That’s why it’s important to always look up before doing any kind of work on a construction site. It could save your life.  If the equipment […]

Overhead Power Line Car Crash

What to do if You Crash Into a Utility Pole If you’re ever in an accident that involves a utility pole and a downed power line, always consider the line and vehicle to be live and dangerous. Onlookers should never attempt to get close to the downed power line or attempt to drive over one.  […]

Consumer Electrical Safety During Disasters

Spanish video Electricity drives the modern world and we often take it for granted. And if a natural disaster occurs, there are a few things to remember to stay electrically safe during the storm. Before the storm hits, make sure to charge all phones and other communication devices.  Then, unplug all electronics, and move them […]

Commercial Electrical Safety During Disasters

Spanish video While we can’t prevent natural disasters from impacting our communities, we can ensure our businesses are electrically safe before and after a storm. In the event of a natural disaster, it’s important for businesses to create emergency shutdown and start-up procedures for the electrical systems, equipment, and HVAC. Before the storm arrives, be […]

Prepare Your Business and Recover From a Natural Disaster

While we can’t prevent natural disasters, we can ensure our businesses are electrically safe before and after the storm. Practicing electrical safety and being prepared can lead to a smooth recovery and an opportunity to renovate the electrical efficiency of your business.  In the Event of a Natural Disaster Create emergency shutdown and start-up procedures […]

Downed Power Line Safety – Always Assume Downed Lines are Live

Downed power lines can be deadly. ALWAYS assume a downed power line is live and avoid going near it or anything in contact with it. Use Precaution Downed power lines can energize the ground up to 35 feet away. Even more in wet conditions. Never drive over downed power lines or through water that is in contact […]

Hurricane Electrical Safety – Eyeing the Storm

The Atlantic hurricane season is June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October. On average there are 6 hurricanes, three of which are categorized as “major,” each year. History provides important examples of the potentially dangerous impact hurricanes can have and the need to be prepared. The deadliest hurricane in U.S. […]