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 […]

Temporary Power Safety

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) states that contact with electricity is one of the leading causes of construction workplace fatalities. However, temporary power is essential to construction worksites and poses a great risk to workers. Follow these steps to ensure proper safety procedures are met when working with or around temporary power. Setup […]

Don’t Shock the Neighborhood

Don’t operate your generator without a transfer switch Transfer switches isolate utility power and generator power to prevent backfeeding, which can be deadly. Backfeed can follow wires and harm those nearby, including utility workers making repairs. Transfer switches also protect the home from electrical fires caused by short circuits and improper connections. Transfer switches should […]

Portable Generator Safety – Generate Safety

Before use, learn about the potential dangers associated with portable generators, such as their production of carbon monoxide (CO). CO is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless poisonous gas that is called the “silent killer” because it is virtually undetectable without the use of technology like CO alarms. Follow these tips to generate power AND safety […]

Portable Generator Safety Virtual Demonstration

A portable generator can be a powerful tool during a power outage or natural disaster, but it can also be dangerous – even deadly – if not properly installed and operated. On average, 75 people are killed in the United States each year by carbon monoxide associated with the use of generators. Make sure you […]