Electrical Safety: Farming Equipment and Power Lines

Electrical Safety: Farming Equipment and Power Lines

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares a cautionary word and electrical safety warning with a special focus on farming equipment and power line hazards associated with their usage and what can happen when visibility is limited during the course of the work task being done. Tips shared are what farm workers can do to help avoid electrical shock and contact with power lines and avoid electrocution as a result of contact. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart on the farm. 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC offers condolence to the Flach Family in regards to the death of family member, Jim. 

Special Thanks to Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative, Safe Electricity.org and to the Flach Family for sharing their story, Electrical Safety-Farm Equipment. 

Electrical Safety: Stormy Nights on the Farm

Electrical Safety: Stormy Nights on the Farm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety story with a special focus on storms and how one farming woman handles the challenges of lightning with her farming as well as her electrical devices and appliances in the home. Diligence and awareness are key to protecting what belongs to you, especially if it directly affects your livelihood. Take proper precautions when storms enter your neighborhood and be ready to protect yourself and what you own. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both on the farm, in the farmhouse or wherever you are! 

Special Thanks to LancasterFarming.com and to Joyce Bupp for the article, Storms. 

Electrical Safety: How to Avoid Hay Fires

Electrical Safety: How to Avoid Hay Fires

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the farm and specifically with hay storage and how to avoid electrically-induced fires. Tips include proper preparation of hay and the proper place and strategy to use to avoid contact with electrical equipment in the process. Proper maintenance of this hay storage is also discussed. Planning ahead goes a long way toward prevention of electrical fires on the farm. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with hay preparation and storage on the farm! 

Special Thanks to NJHerald.com, New Jersey Herald, Herald Staff and to Rutgers University’s Cooperative Extension for the article, Hay Safety: Tips to Prevent a Barn Fire. 

Electrical Safety: A Safety Checklist for the Farm

Electrical Safety: A Safety Checklist for the Farm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety checklist for fire and shock prevention with a special focus on the farm and what should be checked to determine if any electrical hazards are present. The check list includes questions about outlets, wiring, cords, power tools, equipment, power lines and more. Before starting any day on farm, electrical safety should be of paramount importance and awareness of any possible electrical hazards is key toward prevention of harm, accidents and even fatalities. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when working on the farm! 

Special Thanks to umash.umn.edu for the article and additional resources, Farm Safety Check: Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Farm Cautions

Electrical Safety: Farm Cautions

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on farms and the electrical hazards that may be present and how to avoid those hazards. Tips include Rules to follow on the job to prevent electrical shock, injury or even death, circuit breaker pointers, electrical hazards to look out for both with equipment and underground, and safety steps with a farm equipment vehicle in case of electrical contact. Awareness of what can be a danger on the job with farm equipment can make the difference between an electrical hazard’s harm and staying safe. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when working on the farm! 

Special Thanks to CapitalPress.com, to Carol Ryan Dumas, and to Power Quality Engineer for Idaho Power, Paul Ortmann for the article, Electrical Safety on the Farm Demands Thinking Ahead. 

Electrical Safety: Autumn Caution Around Power Lines

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Electrical Safety: Autumn Caution Around Power Lines

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety cautions for autumn with a special focus on working around power lines and how to stay electrically safe and prevent electrical shock. Included are electric shock statistics both with homeowners and workers on the job. Tips include steps you can take to help prevent electrical shock when working around power lines both as a homeowner doing home and yard maintenance as well as specific worker job cautions to help prevent hazardous situations that can occur if not well prepared ahead of time. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart whether on the job or as a homeowner around power lines during the autumn season!

Special Thanks to PoconoRecord.com, to Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and to PUC Vice Chairman, Andrew G. Place for the article, PUC urges safety when working near power lines.

Electrical Safety: Farming HazardsTo Avoid

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Electrical Safety: Farming HazardsTo Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on farming hazards in connection with power lines. Tips include how to prepare in advance for proper electrical safety in the work area where large equipment will be used. Awareness of your immediate work surroundings is key to prevention of electrical safety from power lines, with elimination of contact of primary importance. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when working on the farm around power lines!

Special Thanks to WSILTV.com, to Rachel Duensing, to Ameren Illinois, and to Kevin Young for the video report and article, Farm and Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Power Line Dangers to Avoid

Electrical Safety: Power Line Dangers to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning with a special focus on the dangers of power lines, whether up on utility poles, around your neighborhood or in your backyard. Tips include the proper distance to keep you safe, especially if you’re working with ladders, tools or a shovel to dig under ground. Keep these safety tips in mind no matter where you are and keep your distance to avoid electrical shock or even fatality. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart wherever power lines are present!

Special Thanks to American Electric Power (AEP) for the video, AEP Shares Power Line Safety Tips. 

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: Awareness on the Farm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of caution with a special focus on farming and the hazards associated with working with large equipment around power lines. Tips include how to handle an emergency or accident that involves power lines and avoid getting electrically shocked yourself, the key being awareness of your surroundings. Tips also include handling large equipment, maintenance of damaged equipment, as well as in house tips concerning extension cords, GFCIs, and other electrical equipment in your home’s system. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart whether on the farm or in the home!

Special Thanks to Alliant Energy and to Tony Harvey, and to OffTheJobSafety for the video, Growing Safely: Farm Electrical Safety.