Safety

Failure to notice overhead powerlines could be deadly.

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Each year, people are killed or injured when their equipment contacts overhead power lines.

Make sure to stay 10 feet away from lines - above, below and to the side.

Equally important, know what to do if your equipment contacts overhead power lines. Unless there is a fire, stay in the cab and alert others to stay far away. Call for help and stay put until utility crews arrive to make sure the lines are de-energized.

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Dangers in your house

- Don't hold an electric appliance when your hands are wet or while standing near water.

 

- Don't touch a damaged electric appliance, plug, or wire.

 

- Never touch any electric appliance while in the tub or shower.

 

- Never out a metal object into an electric appliance without unplugging it.

 

- Never stick anything into an outlet except a plug

 

- Dont plug too many things into one outlet.

Dangers outside of your home

-Don't touch or let anything you are holding touch a power line, and don't climb trees, poles, or towers that  support power lines.

-Stay away from anything that has a sign reading "Danger High Voltage."

-During a lightning storm, get out of water and stay away from trees. Go inside and stay away from windows and  turn off the TV and other appliances.

-Keep electric appliances and toys away from water - such as rain, wet ground, swimming pools and hoses.

-Never go near a fallen power line.