Avoid Non-Approved Electric Vehicle Adapters – Video Short

Charging your electric vehicle? Well, make sure you only use manufacturer-approved charging cables. Never use non-approved adapters. Non-approved adapters may seem like a quick fix, but they can bypass safety features installed in manufacturer-approved chargers. They can also cause shocks, fires, and even damage your car’s battery. To ensure your safety and the longevity of […]

Downed Power Lines – Video Short

If you come across a downed power line, always assume the line is live and dangerous. Power lines can energize the ground up to 35 feet in diameter, that’s about three car lengths. If the ground is wet, it could be even more. Immediately call 911 to report the downed line. Never try to move […]

Electrical Warning Signs – Video Short

Overloading your home’s electrical system can cause a fire. If your lights start to flicker or dim; smell burning, see discolored switches or feel warm outlets, these could be signs of a serious wiring problem. If you get a mild shock or tingle from an appliance or switch, it could be a sign of a […]

EV Charging Equipment – Video Short

If you have an electric vehicle, you gotta charge it, so you might as well stay safe when you do it. First make sure your charging equipment has been tested and certified, and then have a qualified electrician complete the installation. Before charging, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Inspect the charger, and never use it […]

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. […]

Importance of Qualified Workers – Video Short

Working with electricity is extremely dangerous, so it’s important to always hire qualified electrical workers for those jobs. At the workplace or job site, 69% of all electrical fatalities involved non-electrical workers. Overhead power lines, unexpected contact with electricity, working on energized parts, ground faults, and damaged wiring accounted for 92% of electrical fatalities. Avoid […]

Lockout / Tagout – Video Short

According to OSHA following proper lockout / tagout procedures can prevent an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries every year. That’s why it’s so important to learn how to properly lockout / tagout and avoid unnecessary risk. Start by notifying all employees about the required lockout. Shut down equipment using the normal stopping procedure. Locate […]

Overhead Power Line Safety – Video Short

Overhead power lines cause 46% of electrically related deaths in the workplace. To avoid danger, always look up and be aware of overhead power lines. Always assume that lines are live and dangerous. Keep yourself and your equipment at least 10 feet away from any lines. Never touch anything that is in contact with power […]

Qualified EV Installation – Video Short

Thinking about installing an EV charger for your home? Make sure all chargers are installed by a qualified electrician to ensure that safety standards and electrical codes are met. Have them do a site assessment before the installation to ensure that your electrical system can handle the demands. It may need to be updated to […]

Solar Energy – Video Short

You can now reduce your energy dependency with the help of energy storage systems and PV solar panels. When solar panels are paired with energy storage systems, they automatically provide power to essential devices in your home or business during power outages or peak power. You can also monitor your energy use with smart devices, […]

Test Before You Touch – Video Short

Accidental contact with energized equipment causes 45% of all electrically related deaths in the workplace. Make sure you always test for voltage before you perform any work. Test the area around the equipment you’re working on. Be sure to perform a site and risk assessment before doing any work, and when it’s possible, turn off […]

Understand Your Breaker Box – Video Short

Your breaker box, or electrical panel, protects you against electrical shocks and fires. They trip when the electrical current exceeds safe levels. This helps protect your home against overloaded circuits. AFCIs should be installed in a breaker to detect wiring faults which protects against electrical fires. Installing a GFCI will protect against electrical shock in […]