Extension Cord Safety – Video Short

Every year over 3,000 home fires are caused by extension cords. That means if not used properly, they can overheat and light up a home. Only use tested and certified extension cords. Inspect your cords for damage. Don’t ever plug an extension cord into another. Make sure you’re using the right type of extension cord. […]

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 […]

At Home Learning Electrical Safety

Attending school at home? Follow these electrical safety tips to keep you, your family, and your home safe from electrical hazards. Avoid overloading outlets. Unplug appliances when not in use to save energy and minimize the risk of shock and fire. Regularly inspect electrical cords and extension cords for damage. Extension cords should only be used […]

Extension Cord Safety Tips

Not enough cord for your lamp or radio to reach the nearest outlet? Just plowing through the junk drawer for an extension cord? This may not be a good idea. Extension cords can be very helpful in delivering power right where we need it. However, regardless of the gauge or rating of the cord, an […]

Reaching to Safety: Use Extension Cords Properly

Roughly 3,300 home fires originate in extension cords each year, killing 50 people and injuring 270 more. Extension cords can overheat and cause fires when used improperly, so keep these important tips in mind to protect your home and workplace. Don’t attempt to plug extension cords into one another Make sure extension cords are properly rated […]

Electrical Safety: Think Outside the Home

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 Electrical hazards are not only present indoors, but can also occur outside. Follow this guide to outdoor safety to help prevent common outdoor hazards. Power Lines: Always keep yourself and your equipment at least 10 feet away from a power line. Electricity can jump to nearby objects. Before planting trees […]

Extension Cord Safety Virtual Demonstration – Spanish

Los alargadores ofrecen una solución conveniente para entregar el derecho del poder donde es necesitado. Pero selección y uso apropiados de alargadores son críticos a evitar heridas. Un estimó 3.300 fuegos residenciales originan en alargadores cada año, matando e hiriendo a más de 300 personas. Además, casi 4.000 personas son tratadas en salas de urgencias […]

Extension Cord Safety Virtual Demonstration

Extension cords offer a convenient solution for delivering power right where it’s needed. But proper selection and use of extension cords is critical to avoiding injuries. An estimated 3,300 residential fires originate in extension cords each year, killing and injuring more than 300 people. In addition, nearly 4,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms […]

Use Extension Cords Safely! Brochure

Use Extension Cords Safely! Brochure Description An extension cord can be a handy, temporary way to place electrical equipment wherever you’d like it. But if used improperly, extension cords can cause fire and injury – even death. This brochure provides tips for using extension cords safely. Download This product is available for download free

Understanding Your Home Electrical System

Electrical Service Panel Home Wiring System Electrical Outlets and Receptacles Extension Cords Introduction Electricity plays an essential role in how your home operates. Whether watching TV, powering heating and cooling systems, or charging a cell phone, we rely on our home’s electrical system to provide us with power when and where we need it. By […]