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Electrical Safety

Electrical hazards can cause burns, shocks and electrocution (even death).

  • Assume that all overhead wires are energized at lethal voltages. Never assume that a wire is safe even if it appears to be insulated.
  • Never touch a fallen overhead power line. Call 911 and the electric utility company to report fallen electrical lines.
  • Stay at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from overhead wires during cleanup and other activities. If working at heights or handling long objects, survey the area before starting work for the presence of overhead wires.
  • If an overhead wire falls across your vehicles while you are driving, stay inside the vehicle and continue to drive away from the line. If the engine stalls, do not leave your vehicle. Warn people not to touch the vehicle or the wire. Call 911 and the local electric utility company.
  • Never operate electrical equipment while you are standing in water.
  • Never repair electrical cords or equipment unless qualified and authorized.
  • Have a qualified electrician inspect electric cords and equipment to ensure that they are in good condition and free of defects, and use a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Always use caution when working near electricity.

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