Electrical Safety: Prevention of Electric Shock Drowning

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Electric Shock Drowning

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming pool and lake safety around docks that contain electrical systems with boats in order to protect you and your loved ones from electric shock drowning (ESD). Tips include what type of electrical components should be used for the greatest protection, the importance of electrical inspections and what to do if you see someone struggling in the water to keep yourself safe and possible safe a life at the same time. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this summer as you swim in pools and lakes! 

Special Thanks to ABC3340.com, to Cynthia Gould, to Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel, to Electrician Gary Graves, to ESFI and to the Johnson family for sharing their story and for the text/video clip, Electric Shock Drowning: Hidden Danger at the Lake. 

Electrical Safety: Tips on Fair Rides

Electrical Safety: Tips on Fair Rides

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on rides at local fairs as well as in amusement parks. With the season of warm weather and special events being initiated, electrical safety should be on every participant’s mind. So how can you protect yourself concerning the rides you choose to go on? Tips shared are focused on what to look for with each individual ride which will give you a clue concerning safety, inspections and hazards that may already be present that you can avoid simply by being aware. Take care as you engage with celebratory events and fun activities during these warmer months. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with outdoor activities at the fair! 

Special Thanks to Kiro7.com, to Kiro 7 News Staff and to Washington State’s Labor and Industries for the article, How do you know a fair ride is safe? 

Electrical Safety: Indoors and Outdoors

Electrical Safety: Indoors and Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on reducing the risk of accidents and injuries and even deaths in connection with electrical contact and/or electrical equipment on the job or in the home. Tips include safety with TRRs (tamper resistant receptacles), GFCIs (ground fault circuit interruptors), Surge protectors, and other equipment that can protect you from electrical shock and fire. Also shared are important safety tips regarding swimming around boat docks and in swimming pools and what to do if someone is being shocked in the water to help prevent ESD (electric shock drowning). In addition, tips for bringing your home’s electrical system up to code are also provided. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both indoors and outdoors! 

Special Thanks to Upmatters.com, to LARA’s Bureau of Construction Codes and Director Keith Lambert, and to ESFI for the article, May is National Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: Keeping Kids Safe

Electrical Safety: Keeping Kids Safe

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on children’s safety in the home with outlets and the best way to protect them from electrical shock. The benefits of Tamper Resistant Receptacles is explained and why it’s a safety mechanism worth having installed versus plastic covers. Electrical accidents with children statistics is included as well as a full description of what TRRs actually do to protect your children. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as parents of young children and keep them safe from electrical shock.

Special Thanks to EmpoweringMichigan.com, to RoNeisha Mullen and to ESFI for the article, May is National Electrical Safety Month.

Electrical Safety: Marinas, Boats and a Swimming Warning

Electrical Safety: Marinas, Boats and a Swimming Warning

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety and shock prevention cautionary word with a special focus on boats, marinas and swimming in those same waters and why it is dangerous to do so. Explained are the very real dangers of electrical current leaking into the water and what you can do to protect yourself from the possibility of electrical shock drowning. Various scenarios are offered that you might not have considered that could lead to death if the warning goes unheeded. Do what you can to keep yourself and others safe this summer, especially around boats and marina areas. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as boat owner and swimmer! 

Special Thanks to TCPalm.com, to Electrical Connections and to Mike Petengill, owner of Electrical Connections for the article, Electrical Connections warns residents of Electrical Shock Drownings. 

Electrical Safety: Boats, Docks and Water Wisdom

Electrical Safety: Boats, Docks and Water Wisdom

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety news story centered especially around a family’s loss due to electric shock drowning and the offering of several electrical safety tips to help prevent future deaths due to electricity being present in the water. Boat dock inspections, GFCIs used in the electrical system and repairing specific electrical hazards that may be present can help prevent electricity from entering the water. If a local swimmer enters these waters where electricity has leaked, they can become paralyzed, not being about to swim, and, thus, drown. Taking action to secure boat dock electrically can help prevent these deaths from happening in the first place. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your boats, docks and when you swim in a lake where they are present! 

Our condolences to the family who experienced profound loss with their daughter’s passing. 

Special Thanks to CBS News, to Michael Clark, and to Jimmy and Casey Johnson for this news story, Teen Dies from Electric Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: When Students Learn The Dangers

Electrical Safety: When Students Learn The Dangers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention information and tips with special focus on a current event for students and how they learned about electrical safety indoors and outdoors. Tips included power line safety, space heater safety and the importance of smoke alarms in the home. A Video is provided showing the students learning about electrical safety through the National Theatre for Children performance and through school activities. When our children are taught electrical safety, everyone benefits and they can be empowered to stay safe and know what dangers lurk with electricity all around them. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, students! 

Special Thanks to PAHomePage.com, to Jayne Ann Bugda, to Cody Butler, to Priestly Elementary School, and to PPL for the article and video of this current event, PPL Gives a Lesson in Safety. 

Electrical Safety: A Hazard Check Up

Electrical Safety: A Hazard Check Up

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips for your home’s electrical components to help keep you safe with your indoor electrical usage. Tips include proper appliance usage, placement and maintenance of electrical cords, the special protection of Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors (GFCIs), children’s safety with outlets, an proper extension cord usage. When we take action to protect ourselves, family members and our homes from electrical hazards that can lead to fires and electric shock, we can make our abodes places of comfort and safety. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when indoors with your home’s electrical components!

Special Thanks to OilCityWyo.com, to Rocky Mountain Power and Mike Felice for the article, Indoor Electrical Safety Reminders. 

Electrical Safety: Preventing Overload

Electrical Safety: Preventing Overload

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on electrical overload which can lead to electrical fires and how parents can use these tips to help maintain and prevent fires in the home. Tips include kids’ directives to help prevent fires such as knowing the proper placement of electrical cords, maintenance of and proper usage of appliances, and other electrical goods. This information is provided for kids so they can share electrical safety and fire prevention tips with their parents for a electrically safe and properly cared for environment. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, parents and work together with your kids to help prevent fires!

Special Thanks to FDNYSmart.org and the New York Fire Department for the article, Electrical Outlets. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention in the Kitchen

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention in the Kitchen

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on kitchen safety and what you can do to reduce the possibility of fire and how you can handle a kitchen fire if it does happen. Tips include kid safety, combustible removal, proper cooking procedures during cooking and in case of a grease fire in order to contain the fire, keeping the rest of the home safe as well as other people in the house. Also mentioned are the importance of a fire escape plan and use of working smoke alarms and where to place them. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when cooking in the kitchen to help prevent fires!

Please note the year mentioned in the video is not current but the tips are evergreen! 

Special Thanks to City of Suffolk VA, Tim Kelley of Interim Media and Community Relations Manager and to James Dixons, Fire Marshal Captain, for the video, Safety First-Kitchen Fire Safety.