Electrical Safety: Power Lines and Protection

Electrical Safety: Power Lines and Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical and shock prevention tips with a special focus on safety around power lines, both personally and at work and what you can do to protect yourself from electrical shock or even fatality. Tips include working with or around equipment, safety with digging, as well as vehicular accidents that involve power lines and how to stay safe in such an emergency. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when around power lines!

Special Thanks to ATCO Limited for the video, 7 Steps to Electrical Safety. 

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: GFCI 101

Electrical Safety: GFCI 101

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the electrical device, the Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor (GFCI). Tips include what GFCIs are, how they work, what types are available, where they should be installed, how often they should be tested, and how they are different from AFCIs. When it comes to shock prevention, GFCIs are your electrical best friend. You want to know all you can about this device, so get educated! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your home by prevention of electrical shock! 

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for their article, Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors (GFCIs). 

Electrical Safety: Backyard Beautifying without Backfiring

Electrical Safety: Backyard Beautifying without Backfiring

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the summertime beauty of backyard enjoyment and what you can do to help prevent accidents, injuries, fires and even electrocution. Tips include proper purchase, placement, installation and maintenance of electrical goods, including extension cords and light fixtures. Also mentioned are the advantages of GFCI outlets, proper ladder safety, proper outlet usage and other tips to help prevent electrical shock. Be aware and proceed with caution when beautifying your backyard so you can enjoy the summer time without hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner with your yard upgrades!

Special Thanks to KOAMTV.com, and to Vatterott College-Joplin Electrical Program Director, Travor Brattin, for the article, Vatterott-Joplin Offers Summer Time Backyard Electrical Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Storms and Lightning Dangers

Electrical Safety: Storms and Lightning Dangers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on lightning associated with stormy weather and what you can do to protect yourself from electrical shock either from lightning or post storm issues. Tips include where to go if you get caught outside in a storm and what not to do with power lines, fences and flooding after the storm blows over. Take precautionary measures with unexpected weather conditions and be careful in the aftermath. Don’t take chances! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in stormy weather! 

Special Thanks to NorthEscambia.com, to Gulf Power, to the National Weather Service and to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the article, Power Company Offers Summertime Storm Safety Tips. 

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: Water Warnings for Swimmers and Boaters

Electrical Safety: Water Warnings for Swimmers and Boaters

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on lakes and pools and how you can protect yourself from electric shock drowning, whether as a swimmer or boater. Tips include information on when electric shock drowning can occur, what to do if you feel tingling in the water, the importance of having a qualified electrician do installation, and what inspections are recommended to keep your electrical system safe and well maintained. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a swimmer and boat owner! 

Special Thanks to MyValleyNews.com, to NFPA and ESFI, and to Lorraine Carli, Vice President of NFPA’s Outreach and Advocacy for the article, NFPA and ESFI work to reduce fatalities caused by electric shock drowning in pools and at marinas. 

Electrical Safety: When Lightening Is on the Radar!

Electrical Safety: When Lightening Is on the Radar!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on lightning and what you can do to avoid getting struck and shocked and…well we’ll leave it at that. Tips include lightning strike statistics, what types of lightning strike and what not to do during a storm with lightning to prevent electric shock in your home. Proceed with caution to keep yourself out of harm’s way when an electrical storm enters your neighborhood. Don’t take chances. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when lightning in on the radar!

Special Thanks to The-Journal.com, to Forrest Stone, Herald Staff Writer and to Governor John Hickenlooper for the article, Residents are encouraged to practice lightning safety. 

Electrical Safety: Beware, Swimmers, Pet and Boat Owners!

Electrical Safety: Beware, Swimmers, Pet and Boat Owners!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips for swimmers, boat owners and pet owners with a emphasizing caution on avoiding electric shock drowning and what you can do to avoid such an electrical hazard that can lead to fatality. Tips include where it’s okay to swim and what to do if you experience electrical current in the water, what to have installed on your boat’s electrical system, and what to do if someone is being shocked in the water. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart whether you swim, boat or bring your pet to enjoy summertime activities in the water! 

Special Thanks to Upnorthlive.com and to Michigan Department of Natural Resources for the article, DNR Offers Tips on How to Prevent Electric Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: The Benefits of Proper Use and Inspections of Pools

Electrical Safety: The Benefits of Proper Use and Inspections of Pools

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming pools, both public and private, and what you can do to reduce, if not eliminate the risk of electric shock drowning. Tips include the benefits of GFCIs, what not to have around the pool, and why inspections are important and what should be done when one takes place. Summertime should be a fun time; taking action to be sure your pool is safe for swimming can help reduce the possibility of an electrical fatality from electrical hazards in your pool. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when swimming! 

Special Thanks to PE.com, to  Alex Groves, to Consumer Product Safety Commission, to John Norwood, executive director of the California Pool and Spa Association, to Paul Netter, spokesman of Southern California Edison, and to Dottie Merki, program chief at Riverside County Department of Environmental Health, for the article, How to Avoid Electrical Shock at Pools This Summer.