Electrical Safety While Working From Home

Do you have a home office or work from home? Follow these electrical safety tips to keep you 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 or fire Regularly inspect electrical cords and extension cords for damage Extension […]

Home Safety Devices – Renovate Your Home to Code

The National Electrical Code is revised every three years and outlines the minimum requirements for safe electrical installation. Many older homes may not have an adequate electrical system to meet the electrical demands of today. If you’re renovating your home, make sure to have the following electrical safety devices installed to maintain an electrically safe […]

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 […]

Workplace Safety – Overhead Power Line Contact

Between 2011 and 2018, 38% of all electrically related workplace fatalities were caused by overhead power lines. In the majority of these cases, fatalities occurred in occupations with little to no electrical safety training. So when you’re on a job site, remember to always look up, always – it can save your life. If a […]

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 […]

We are the Electrical Industry

Why do we rise every morning before the sun? Why do we work in the unforgiving heat and frigid cold? Why do we trek through the mud in the ground and navigate the skies in a bucket? We do it so we can provide for our families We wake early so we can power our […]

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 […]

Home Electrical Safety: Always Look Up Always

Before starting any project, be alert of where the power lines are located and know where they are hanging. Whether you’re working on the roof, trimming trees, or painting your siding, it’s your job to be aware and to alert others about nearby power lines. Locate all overhead power lines Stay at least 10 feet […]

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. […]