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Safety tips

 

 

Do not come in contact with a downed power line or attempt to rescue someone in contact with a power line. If a line falls on your vehicle when you're in it, stay inside and wait for help.

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Protect yourself from shock with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI's). These special outlets can help prevent serious injury by detecting electrical faults and shutting off electricity to the outlet when necessary.

 

Never remove the third prong from a three-pronged plug. The third prong has been included to safely ground your electrical appliance.

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Never fly a kite or other object near power lines. Don't climb trees that have power lines near or through them.

Call before you dig. You need to find out if there are electric lines in the ground before you dig for any reason, such as planting trees and bushes or installing fences and posts.

 

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Do not use damaged or brittle electrical cords. They can cause shorts, shocks, or fires and should be replaced.

Be especially careful of clearance when handling irrigation pipe or antennas.

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When small children are in the home, you should cover all unused electrical outlets with safety caps.

 

Never use electric equipment if your hands or feet are wet or if you are standing on wet ground.

 

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Do not allow children to play around the green pad-mount transformer used with underground power lines.

Install surge protectors to protect your electronic equipment and phone lines from power surges or lightning.

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