Electrical Safety: Focus on Children and Farm Functions

Electrical Safety: Focus on Children and Farm Functions

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the farm and how to keep children and workers protected on the job. Tips include what not to do with kids when doing farming tasks, maintenance and proper usage of power tools, equipment and plugs so as to protect from electrical shock and other hazards. Awareness and cautionary action are key toward prevention of accidents, injuries and even fatalities on the farm. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart on your farm during harvest time! 

Special Thanks to Farmanddairy.com and to FSA Andy for the article, Harvest Season Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Protection for Digging Dynamics

Electrical Safety: Protection for Digging Dynamics

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on work safety on the farm or anywhere you need to dig. This video shows the importance of calling ahead before you use that shovel to help protect yourself from contacting electrical and other utility lines. Always be aware of what action you can take to stay safe and to protect what is underground. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart before and after you dig!

Special Thanks to Peterson Farm Brothers and to Pipelineagsafety.org and Pipeline Operators for Ag Safety for the video, Call Before Ya Dig. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention to Avoid Animal Deaths

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention to Avoid Animal Deaths

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on barn safety and keeping animals out of harm’s way that can result from fires. Tips include various reasons that can cause barn fires, including electrical issues, and steps that can be taken to ensure proper usage of equipment as well as regular maintenance of that equipment and electrical devices. Extra precaution implemented can help avoid electrical fires and thus, keeping barn animals safe from fatality. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as farmers to help prevent fires! 

The views expressed in this article are not necessarily a reflection of the views at Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC. Our purpose for sharing this article is for electrical safety purposes. 

Special Thanks to HuffingtonPost.ca, to Riana Topan, Campaign Manager with Humane Society International/Canada, and to Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, for the article, Farm Animals Will Keep Dying if Barn Fire Safety Isn’t Taken Seriously. 

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.