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Safety Tips

Electricity naturally flows to the ground through anything that will conduct or carry current. The human body is a very good conductor of electricity!

Indoor Safety Tips

Keep appliances like hair dryers away from water-filled tubs and sinks.
Unplug appliances before you clean them.
Use appliances and equipment approved by Underwriters Laboratories (look for the UL listing on the label) or other recognized testing laboratories.
Don’t overload outlets.
Never unplug or carry anything by its cord.
Don’t run cords under carpets or furniture; the cords can overheat and cause a fire.
Make it a habit to unplug small appliances when not in use.
Teach kids not to poke things into electrical outlets, toasters, or any other appliances, whether they’re on or off.
Use plug covers or inserts in all outlets.
Do not force a plug into an outlet if it doesn’t fit.

Outdoor Safety Tips

Do not climb trees near power lines.
Do not trim branches near power lines.
Fly kites and model planes in open areas far from power lines.
Never touch, kick, pull or attempt to pick up a fallen wire.
Stay away from power substations; high voltage equipment can be very dangerous.
Don’t use ladders near utility poles and power lines.