Electrical Safety: Car Incidents and Power Lines

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety warning concerning car accidents/incidents and power line contact to help avoid inevitable electrical shock that can take place if the appropriate steps aren’t taken. Shared are specific steps to take and what not to do (for your safety and for other’s safety) if your car comes in contact with a power line, and the issue with rubber tires is explained. If you know the best action to take in a car accident with power lines, you could save a life–including your own! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your car!

Special Thanks to WECT.com, Amanda Weston and to Master FireFighter, Rodney Lester, for the article, Firefighters Offer Electrical Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Farming Hazards to Avoid

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on farming and the electrical hazards associated with working with large equipment and the dangers of power lines nearby. Included are electrical accident and fatality statistics and tips to help avoid contact with machines, proper outlets, and general practices that can help prevent accidents, injuries and even electrocution fatalities. Also offered are tips if you come in contact with a power line with large equipment. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a farm and field worker!

Special Thanks to Tamatoledonews.com, to Mid-American Energy, Toledo Chronicle and the Tama News-Herald for the article, Here’s 13 Tips to keep farmers safe. 

Electrical Safety: Harvest Time and Power Lines

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a focus on Harvest Time and the possibilities of electrical injuries and even electrocution deaths that can occur by contact with power lines. Included are  accident and electrocution statistics and the issue and focus on end rows and steps you can take to avoid contact with power lines and what to do if you do contact one. Also mentioned are farm practices for electrical safety with use of equipment and with location of power lines. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a farm worker during harvest! 

Special Thanks to KTICRadio.com, to Nebraska Public Power District and to NPPD Transmission and Distribution Manager, Joel Dagerman, for the article, NPPD Urges electrical safety during harvest season. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention for the Home

 

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Fire Hazard with Loose Connection in Outlet

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a focus on fire prevention in the home. Included are electrical fire and fatality statistic from ESFI.org and a list of electrical hazards that may be present in your home that require repair to help prevent the possibility of fire. Also included are the importance and placement of smoke detectors, proper use of outlets and tips for kid safety. As homeowners, we can make a difference in the safety of our homes by taking the necessary steps to help prevent fires and even death with our home’s electrical system and our use of electricity. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as homeowners!

Special Thanks to Nashville.com and to ESFI.org for the article, Don’t Let the Electrical System in your Nashville home cause fire damage. 

Electrical Safety: The Advantages of Outlet Upgrades

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with focus on the benefits and advantages of upgrading electrical outlets, especially for the issue of preventing fires. Mentioned are electrical hazards to look out for that would show the need for an licensed electrician and how they can help determine the best approach. Also mentioned are the advantages and purposes of Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) and Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs). Stay Electrically Safe and Smart whether your home is older or if you just want more safety with your home’s electrical outlets! 

Special Thanks to TapInto.net and to the US Fire Administration for the article, Should You Upgrade Your Home’s Electrical Outlets? 

Electrical Safety: Tips for Farmers for Shock Prevention

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips for farmers with a focus on the dangers of electrical shock that can occur with larger farming equipment due to contact with power lines. Included are electrical accident and death statistics with farming-related work as well as specific tips with elevation of the equipment parts. Also mentioned is how to handle an accident with power line contact so you stay safe at the same time. Also mentioned are issued with proper distance and proper clearance with machines and power lines. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a worker on the farm to help prevent electric shock!

Special Thanks to GrandLakeNews.com and to Safe Electricity for the article, Safe Electrical Tips for Farmers.  

Electrical Safety: Power Line Hazards on the Farm

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Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a focus for farmers working around power lines and the hazards associated with working on large equipment. Included are tips for avoiding contact with power lines and what to do in the event that you do contact them. Also mentioned are work safety tips for a day on the farmer’s job to help avoid electric shock both indoors and outdoors. Being aware of your surroundings before you get to work can make all the difference in your electrical safety. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when working on your farm!

Special Thanks to TheIndependent.com, to Robert Pore, to Husher Harvest Days and to Matt Lovejoy, Lineman of Southern Public Power, for the article, Look Up and Live: Power Districts offer safety lessons for fall harvest and beyond HHD. 

Electrical Safety: Emergency Hazards!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety survivor stories from first responders with a focus on power lines and the serious hazards they can cause, especially when camouflaged when power lines are down. Awareness is key and taking all necessary precautions to NOT COME IN CONTACT with a Downed Power Line! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, especially in an emergency; it can make all the difference between life and death. 

Special Thanks to I Am Back YouTube Channel for the video, Electrical Emergencies. 

Electrical Safety: Extension Cord Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips in regards to extension cords and the hazards that can occur if not used properly. Included are electrical accidents and fatality statistics and safety tips concerning the type of extension cord needed, proper placement, and maintenance to help avoid electric shock and fire. When used properly, extension cords can be convenient. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your extension cord use! 

Special Thanks to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and ESFI.org for the video, Extension Cord Safety Virtual Demonstration. 

Electrical Safety: For Shock and Fire Prevention

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips for homeowners for fire and shock prevention. Included are electrical safety warnings with electrical substations, outlet safety, proper appliance use, ladder safety with power lines and extension cord maintenance and safety for shock prevention. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner to help prevent electrical shock and fires! 

Special Thanks to Delaware Electric Cooperative for the video, Electrical Safety.