Electrical Safety: Student Savvy at Home and on Campus

Electrical Safety: Student Savvy at Home and on Campus

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on students going back to school and how they can protect themselves from electric shock both on campus and at home. Tips include safety with electrical outlets, the protection of GFCIs, proper usage of power strips, cell phones, and extension cords as well as outdoor safety around swimming pools and power lines and where NOT to play to prevent electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, kids, and listen to your parent’s warnings about electrical hazards! 

Special Thanks to WHIO.com and to Dayton Power and Light Company for the article, Talk Safety to Your Kids as They Head Back to School. 

Electrical Safety: Education and Demonstration

Electrical Safety: Education and Demonstration

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on power lines and their hazards and how you can protect yourself from electrical shock.  Tips include what to do when you want to dig in your yard, how to handle a vehicular accident that involves power lines and what can cause a power outage with downed power lines and fuses. It’s importance for us to be aware of electrical hazards that can occur without our knowledge and how best to protect ourselves from electrical current that may not be obvious. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your neighborhood around power lines! 

Special Thanks to Santee Cooper TV and to Santee Cooper’s Power Line Hazards Awareness Demonstration for the video, PHAD: Powerline Hazards Awareness Demonstration Unit-Electrical. 

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: 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: Prevention of Shock Near Water

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Shock Near Water

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical usage near water and what you can do to avoid electrical shock. Tips include what not to do when moisture is involved, the benefits of GFCIs, and how to prevent overheating. Please proceed with caution when using any electrical device when in an area where water is present; it could save you life! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when using electricity in wet conditions! 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC offers condolence to the Coe family with the loss of a family member. 

Special Thanks to GoodHousekeeping.com, to the Coe family, to KCBD News Channel 11 and to Rachel Rothmans, Chief Technologist for Good Housekeeping Institute, for the article, 14-Year-Old Fatally Electrocuted After Using Cell Phone in Bathtub. 

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. 

Electrical Safety: How to Avoid Hazards in the Water

Electrical Safety: How to Avoid Hazards in the Water

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on how to avoid electric shock drowning wherever you go swimming. Tips include a description of how electric shock drowning can happen including hazards that are in the water, what to do if you are in the water getting shocked and what to do if someone else is in the water being shocked. Also included are tips for electrical installation near water to prevent electric shock drowning. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart wherever you swim and if you are a boat or pool owner!

Special Thanks to GlobeNewsWire.com, to SafeElectricity.org, to Molly Hall, Executive Director of The Energy Education Council, and to the Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association for the article, Help Prevent Electric Shock Drowning, Swimming Tragedies. 

Electrical Safety: Work Warnings

Electrical Safety: Work Warnings

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on work safety and how you can help prevent electrical accidents and fatalities by taking action before beginning your work task. Tips include what not to do in wet conditions outdoors, the importance of GFCIs, maintaining electrical cords and how to handle using power tools safely. When a worker takes the time to ensure safety in the workspace, it can head off the possibility of an electrical hazard, thus prevention of harm. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in the workplace and in your work space!

Special Thanks to PRweb.com, to MaintenX International, and to Bill Schaphonst, MaintenX VP of Business Development, for the article, MaintenX International Shares Tips for Ensuring Electrical Safety This Summer.