Electrical Safety: Downed Power Line Hazards

Electrical Safety: Downed Power Line Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the hazards of downed power lines and what you can do to protect yourself.

Tips include the Golden Rule to live by concerning downed power lines and what to do if you come across a downed power line.

Whenever it comes to electrical safety outdoors, always take inventory of your surroundings to avoid electrical hazards, and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to TPGOnlineDaily.com, to PGE.com, to Times Publishing Group, and to Ryan Peters of Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District for the article, Downed Power and Utility Line Safety Tips.

Electrical Safety: On the Job Hazards with Power Lines

Electrical Safety: On the Job Hazards with Power Lines

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on power lines when on the job and how you can protect yourself from shock hazards.

Tips include the distance to keep from a power line, what not to do with a power line when it is down, and other steps you can take to prevent electrical shock from power line hazards.

When you are on the job, take special care to follow proper procedure to avoid electrical shock hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to Safetyandhealthmagazine.com, Safety and Health Magazine, National Safety Council and to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) for the article, Be Careful Around Power Lines.

Electrical Safety: Storm Savvy so You Are Prepared

Electrical Safety: Storm Savvy so You Are Prepared

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the hazards associated with severe weather and what you can do to prepare and stay safe.

Tips include power line safety during the storm, generator safety when the power goes out and appliance safety.

Be Savvy when it comes to storm safety so you can be prepared. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with severe weather!

Special Thanks to Connectradio.fm, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and PUC Chairman, Gladys M. Brown for the article, Healing, electric, and water safety tips for winter storms.

Electrical Safety: Generator Guidelines for Proper Usage

Electrical Safety: Generator Guidelines for Proper Usage

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on generators and how they can offer assistance when the power goes out without hazards.

Tips include generator safety, types of generators, how to avoid electrical hazards both for the homeowner and the electrical lineman, and the proper procedure with using generators for powering appliances.

Take care with your generator usage and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Special Thanks to TheDailyWorld.com, The Daily World and to Dave Murnen and Pat Beauty, Construction specialists at NeighborParks of Grays Harber County for the article, Use Generators Carefully, for safety’s sake and your own.

Electrical Safety: Bakin’ in the Kitchen

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Electrical Safety: Bakin’ in the Kitchen

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and fire prevention tips with a special focus on baking in the kitchen with safety of prioritized importance. 

Baking can be a delicious past time whether you choose to go solo or have a family member or friend join you in the process from batter to brilliance. But keeping our eye out for fire and/or electrical hazards is an important precaution to keep things happy and productive without injury. 

Here are several things to be aware of when bakin’ in the kitchen:

What types of outlets are installed? Are they GFCIs (Ground fault circuit interruptors) that will help protect you from electrical shock when water is present? 

Are all of your combustibles away from hot surfaces such as pot holders, oven mitts and even sleeves you’re wearing? 

Are you using a hand mixer with metal “hands?” Be sure to plug that in safely and keep the electrical wire from touching any hot surfaces. And plug in those “hands” before plugging the mixer into the outlet for extra safety from electrical shock. 

Are there children present? Be sure to take extra precautions with their electrical safety keeping them away from electrical outlets and,  if they are older, teach them how to use the outlets safely by pulling the plug out properly instead of by the electrical wire which can break with improper handling. 

Remember, never use water to put out an electrical fire in your kitchen; always use a  hand-held fire extinguisher! 

When we take extra care to stay safe when bakin’ in the kitchen, we can enjoy the fruits of our labors and have fun at the same time with no hazards! 

Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when you bake in your kitchen! 

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Electrical Safety: Why GFCIs Are So Important

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety video from ESFI that informs about the importance of GFCIs (Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors) for preventing electrical shock and saving lives in the process. Have GFCIs installed in your home’s electrical system for added protection from electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner!

Special Thanks to ESFI and to YouTube Channel klf0681 for the video, Electrical Safety and GFCI Protection-Tips from ESFI.