Electrical Safety: Counterfeit Concerns in the Workplace

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Electrical Safety: Counterfeit Concerns in the Workplace

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning and essential tips with a special focus on eliminating counterfeit electrical components in the workplace. Tips include what markings and branding to look for when purchasing electrical components for your work-related contexts and how to recognize a “too good” price when you see one. Also suggested are tips for where to purchase your electrical component products to be sure they are authentic and meeting the “safe” standards necessary to help prevent overheating, which can lead to electrical fires, and prevent electrical shock, thus protecting your working employees. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a business owner and purchaser of electrical products and recognize a counterfeit when you see one!

Special Thanks to ECNMag.com and to Tom Grace, Brand Protection Manager, Eaton, for the article, Sourcing Electrical Components? Always Buy Authentic. 

Electrical Safety: Water Warnings

Electrical Safety: Water Warnings

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on safety with water-based issues and how you can prevent yourself from getting electrically shocked. Tips include how to deal properly with flooding in your home in concern with your home’s electrical system components, how to deal with appliance damage and cord maintenance, and how to stay safe when power lines are down or if you end up in a car accident involving a power line with safe exit instructions. Take necessary precautions when dealing with water-related issues so you don’t put yourself as an electrical risk. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and driver!

Special Thanks to Fairfax County Government and Wallace R. Simmons Jr, for the video, Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Aluminum Wiring Hazards

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Electrical Safety: Aluminum Wiring Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information with a special focus on the fire dangers of aluminum wiring and what can be done to eliminate such hazards for the prevention of fire. Included are facts about aluminum wiring in older homes as well as the potential danger of mixed wiring. These dangers can be eliminated with an upgrade in your home’s electrical system. Fire dangers are present when there is the risk of overheating, overloading or a misuse of wiring in some way. We can help prevent fires and even fatalities with proper maintenance and upkeep of our home’s electrical systems. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner with an older residence!

Special Thanks to InsideHalton.com, to Burlington Post and to Reporter, Tim Whitnell, for the article, Aluminum Wiring Dangers Topic of Talk at Burlington Seniors’ Centre. 

Electrical Safety: How To Avoid Overload

Electrical Safety: How To Avoid Overload

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips and a word of warning with a special focus on fire prevention in the home. Tips include ways to prevent circuit overload which can lead to overheating and electrical fires. Also included are tips for proper use of electrical space heaters, extension cords, and appliances. Being aware of what gauge wire you’re plugging in can help you to avoid putting too large a load into the wrong outlet. Taking special care to do it right can help avoid electrical fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when using electrical outlets in your home!

Special Thanks to Pocatello Fire Department, to Tom Sanford, Assistant Chief, and to KIFI Local News 8 for the video, Pocatello Fire Department Shares Electrical Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Cautions for Seasonal Swimming

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Electrical Safety: Cautions for Seasonal Swimming

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning with a special focus on seasonal swimming, especially near or around boat docks and the dangers associated with electric shock drowning (ESD). Included are explanations of what ESD is and how it occurs, the source of the electrical current, the reason for electrocution, how much amperage is needed for it to be deadly, and tips on how to stay safe when you go swimming. It is imperative that we be diligent to upkeep what we own in the way of boats, docks, and electrical equipment to be sure it is properly functioning..it could save a life! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you swim! 

Special Thanks to WHIO.com and to Debbie Lord of Cox Media Group for the article, What Every Parent Needs to Know about Electric Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: Watch Out For Counterfeits!

Electrical Safety: Watch Out For Counterfeits!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning with a special focus on counterfeit products and the serious fire hazard possibilities they can create. Included are information about what makes counterfeits more prone to fires, including the amount of wires and the deception of it looking grounded when it isn’t. Look for that qualifying label to be sure you’re getting a safe product! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a consumer when buying electrical products; don’t take chances! 

Special Thanks to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) for the video, Counterfeit Cord Safety PSA. 

Electrical Safety: When Swimming Turns Dangerous

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Electrical Safety: When Swimming Turns Dangerous

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares a tragic electric shock drowning story as well as vitally important electrical safety tips and information for boat dock owners as well as swimmers to help avoid electric shock drowning. Tips include frequency of inspection of boat dock electrical systems to help make sure all is in working order, what electrical devices should be used to help prevent electrical flow into the water, and especially important, tips on what to do and what not to do if, when you are swimming, encounter electrical current in the water to properly exit and get help. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as boat dock owners and swimmers this summer!! 

We give our condolences to the family effected by this tragic Electric Shock Drowning incident. 

Special Thanks to Whnt.com, to WHNT News 19, and to Christine Killimayer for the article/story, Taking Action: Preventing Electric Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: Farming Practices to Prevent Injury

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Electrical Safety: Farming Practices to Prevent Injury

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety statistics and tips with a special focus on farming and the prevention of electrical shock on the job. Tips include avoidance of contact with power lines, especially with larger equipment and how awareness can help prevent injury. Also included are tips for proper distance from power lines, including issues with clearance, what to do if a power line is in the way, and what to do if accidental contact is made, including how to safely remove yourself from equipment. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when out in the farming field!

Special Thanks to PRWeb.com, to Safe Electricity and to Kyla Kruse for the article, Safe Electricity Reminds Farmers to Keep Safety Top of Mind. 

Electrical Safety: On the Job and In Your Home

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Electrical Safety: On the Job and In Your Home

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety information and tips with a focus prevention of fire, fatalities and damage that can be initiated by electrical hazards both on the job and at home. Shared are electrical fatality and damage statistics started by electrical hazards on the job. Homeowners are cautioned about overloading their home’s electrical system and how to know if that’s the case. Prevention of fires and fatalities are key for our safety both at work and at home. We can take preventative action to help eliminate such possibilities. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both as employer, employees and homeowner!

Special Thanks to EHSToday.com and to ESFI.org for the article, National Electrical Safety Month to Address Common Workplace Electrical Hazards. 

Electrical Safety: Spring Hazards with Digging

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Electrical Safety: Spring Hazards with Digging

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on shock prevention when digging in your yard for any reason. Tips include what to do in preparation for when you have yard projects that require digging of some kind. Also included are tips on what to do if you come in contact with an underground power line. Timing and clearance amount are provided so you know what to do and when to do it. Enjoy planting with your yard’s beauty and function in mind; just follow these tips to keep you on the safe side. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner as you do some digging this spring!

Special Thanks to RockyMountainPower.net, to Mike Felice, and to Rocky Mountain Power for the article, Lawns, Gardens and Electrical Safety.