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: Your Springtime Moments

Electrical Safety: Your Springtime Moments

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word for this very special time of year: spring. Spring is often associated with new growth, new life, and spring cleaning. We often determine it’s time to declutter because we want to make space for new things in life, right?

One of the areas we can focus on when decluttering is where there are electrical components in the vicinity of what we want to clear out.

Are there electrical outlets in the area you are working in? Are there combustibles such as clothing, papers or plastic that could burn or melt creating an electrical fire?

Are there too many electrical appliances in your kitchen drawing too much power, overloading the outlets? Is it time to let go of an appliance you’ve had just a little too long, with older electrical wiring that could overheat and cause a fire?

Are you using electrical extension cords the correct way, using indoor/outdoor based on your location, as you work in your new garden or clean up the leaves in your yard? Are you taking proper precautions when digging if there are underground electrical wires in the vicinity?  

Are you paying attention to any electrical tools you’re using, noting any wear on the wires and plugging it in correctly so as to protect the wires inside the insulation? 

Just noting each electrical step you take during this delightful season of being outdoors and enjoying the positive changes being made can make the difference to help prevent electrical fires, electrical shock and electrical hazards inside and outside your home. 

Remember to Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when it really matters–during all your springtime moments. 

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Electrical Safety: Work Dangers

Electrical Safety: Work Dangers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and electric shock prevention tips with a special focus on work safety and the dangers you may encounter on the job and how you can protect yourself. Tips include proper maintenance and usage of working tools, extension cords and other equipment. Also mentioned is ladder safety with type of ladder to use emphasized. Also mentioned are electrical hazards possible with outlets and cautionary measure to take. When it comes to work safety, being proactive can go a long way toward protecting yourself from electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart at your job! 

Special Thanks to SafetyandHealthmagazine.com for the article, Don’t Underestimate Electricity’s Dangers.

Electrical Safety: Autumn Awareness for the Outdoors

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Electrical Safety: Autumn Awareness for the Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on the autumn time and how to prepare for the colder weather with your electrical devices. Tips include proper maintenance and storage of power tools, tips for outdoor electrical device maintenance, and for care and proper use of electric blankets during those cold winter months, to help prevent electrical shock and electrical fire. Proper use and maintenance of electrical devices will help them last longer, prevent inhibition of proper function, and help prevent electrical hazards that can lead to shock and fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner in the autumn! 

Special Thanks to GRDA.com, to the Grand River Dam Authority and to ESFI for the article, Fall Weather and Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Power Tools by the Season

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Electrical Safety: Power Tools by the Season

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on power tools by the season and how you can prepare and store what is needed for whatever jobs you have to do. Tips include proper maintenance and preparation for storage and usage of power tools, both actively in use and for those that aren’t needed currently. Also offered are tips for proper maintenance of electrical equipment during autumn/winter. Also mentioned are proper usage and maintenance of electric blankets. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your use of power tools by the season for prevention of electrical shock and electrical fires! 

Special Thanks to Consumer.Healthday.com, to HealthDay News and to ESFI for the article, Like People, Power Tools Need Checkups. 

Electrical Safety: Job Hazards To Avoid

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Electrical Safety: Job Hazards To Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on work safety and how folks on the job can protect themselves from possible electrical hazards and electric shock. Included are electrical-based injury and fatality statistics and steps you can take to reduce electrical hazards. Tips include ways to prepare a job site for electrical safety, using the right equipment, knowing causes of electrical hazards and protecting your body from electrical shock. Awareness and preparation can go a long way toward protection from electrical hazards on the job. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart on your worksite! 

Special Thanks to Ferguson.com and to Mallory Moore for the article, 4 Tips to Prevent Electrical Hazards on the jobsite. 

Electrical Safety: How You Can Protect Yourself

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Electrical Safety: How You Can Protect Yourself

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on ways to protect yourself and your home from electrical hazards. Tips include issues to be aware of with your home’s electrical system that may require repair by a licensed electrician, electrical scenarios and how you can protect yourself from electrical shock and electrical fire. Also mentioned are weather related electrical issues that need addressing as well as the advantages of Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors. And don’t forget the proper use of power tools to help prevent electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your home’s electrical usage and possible electrical hazards!

Special Thanks to LeaderTelegram.com and to Christina Thrun for the article, Electrical Safety No 1 Priority. 

Electrical Safety: Construction Cautions for Electrocution Prevention

Electrical Safety: Construction Cautions for Electrocution Prevention

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning with a special focus on the safety of workers on constructions sites and how they can protect themselves from electrocution on the job. Tips include the purpose of GFCIs and why they are required on job sites for electric-based tools. Also included are tips about electrical cords and the reason why maintenance is so important for safety and ways you can protect your cords from damage. Worker’s safety is always of primary importance and following these standard practices can help prevent electrocution on the job. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when you’re on the job!

Special Thanks to Pioneer Safety and to Seth Wehner for the video, Electrical Safety: GFCIs and Cords. 

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: Working Outdoors in the Summertime

Electrical Safety: Working Outdoors in the Summertime

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on working outdoors in the summertime. Specific Tips include safety with knowing where the power lines are before starting any outdoor projects. Other tips include digging safety and proper use of ladders around power lines. Being aware of your surroundings can make all the difference in your electrical safety when working outdoors around your home. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner when doing projects outdoors! 

Special Thanks to Omaha Public Power District for the video, Summer Outdoor Safety Electrical Tips.