Electrical Safety: Project Pointers

Electrical Safety: Project Pointers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock prevention and fire prevention tips with a special focus on home improvement projects and how you can stay safe as you work on your abode. Tips include power line safety, proper extension cord usage, GFCI protection, Ladder safety, tree trimming safety, digging safety and safety in wet conditions outdoors. Take care before starting a project and don’t cut corners to safe time since it may put you in harm’s way. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner with your summertime projects!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Do-It-Yourselfers, Make Safety and Efficiency a Top Priority. 

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Project Pointers

Electrical Safety: Outdoor Project Pointers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on outdoor projects on and around your home and how you can protect yourself from accidents or even fatalities. Tips include who should do your electrical projects, digging safety, tree trimming safety and power line safety and extension cord usage. Being prepared before you get started on an outdoor home project can make the difference between a beautified home and an accident. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as as a homeowner! 

Special Thanks to Community.nfpa.org, to NFPA, to ESFI, and to Lisa Marie Sinatra for the article, 3 Tips to reduce risk when working on outdoor electrical projects. 

 

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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: When a Pool Turns Deadly

Electrical Safety: When a Pool Turns Deadly

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical fatality news story that focuses on pool safety and the electrical system that controls it and why, when electrical hazards are present, they need to be repaired. This story shows what can happen to someone in a pool when electrical wiring is not properly installed and when electrical components do not meet the requirements of the system. This story also shows the importance of having electrical inspections done on pools to be sure they are safe and free of electrical hazards that could cause electrocution, thus saving a life, a person from drowning. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart concerning pool maintenance and repair to help prevent electrocution deaths!

We offer our condolences to the family of Rachel Rossof. 

Special Thanks to NYDailyNews.com, to Elizabeth Elizalde, and to the family of Rachel Rossof, for this importance news story, Family of North Carolina Teen ‘paralyzed’ by electricity in pool before drowning sues two companies. 

Electrical Safety: DIY Gone Wrong

 

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Electrical Safety: DIY Gone Wrong

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical fire story that showcases the dangers of Do-It-Yourself electrical work by an unlicensed person and why this can be a disaster waiting to happen. Cautions about unlicensed electrical work being done in the home are shared due to the possibility of electrical fire and how long it may take before that happens as a result of the DIY approach. Electricity is not something to mess with; electrical systems are dangerous and complicated and should only be dealt with by a licensed electrician. Save your home from possible fire-related damage due to DIY style electrical work being done, and hire a professional! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner when you need electrical work done in your home!

Special Thanks to WesternMassNews.com, to Amanda Keane, to Erin Fitzsimonds, to Dennis Leger of the Springfield Fire Department, and to Aaron Cole, Electrical Inspector of the City of Springfield, for the article/news story and video, Unlicensed Electrical Work Blamed for House Fire in Springfield. 

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: Home and Work Hazards to Avoid

Electrical Safety: Home and Work Hazards to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards both on the job and in the home and what you can do to avoid them. Included are electrical hazards and injury/fatality statistics with many examples of what could have been avoided. Proper purchase, usage and maintenance of work and home power tools and electrical wiring, the protections GFCIs and AFCIs provide in the home and on the job, and how to avoid power lines both above and below ground. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both at work and at home by avoiding electrical hazards!

Special Thanks to Click Safety Training, to Pete Rice, CSP and CIH, and to ESFI for the video, How to Avoid Electrical Hazards. 

Electrical Safety: Farm Cautions

Electrical Safety: Farm Cautions

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on farms and the electrical hazards that may be present and how to avoid those hazards. Tips include Rules to follow on the job to prevent electrical shock, injury or even death, circuit breaker pointers, electrical hazards to look out for both with equipment and underground, and safety steps with a farm equipment vehicle in case of electrical contact. Awareness of what can be a danger on the job with farm equipment can make the difference between an electrical hazard’s harm and staying safe. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when working on the farm! 

Special Thanks to CapitalPress.com, to Carol Ryan Dumas, and to Power Quality Engineer for Idaho Power, Paul Ortmann for the article, Electrical Safety on the Farm Demands Thinking Ahead. 

Electrical Safety: Holiday Hazards to Avoid at Work

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Electrical Safety: Holiday Hazards to Avoid at Work

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock and fire prevention tips as you decorate for the holidays at your workplace to help avoid calamity when there should be joy. Tips include proper procedures for putting up decorations to help avoid falls, where not to be decorations to avoid interruption of fire prevention equipment, preventing overload of outlets, and proper usage of extension cords. Tips also include proper validation of safe decorations and maintenance of electric based items to help prevent electrical shock and fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you decorate your workspace for the holidays for good cheer without fear!

Special Thanks to SafetyandHealthMagazine.com, ESFI and U.S. Department of Agriculture for the article, Workplace Holiday Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Wet Cautions to Prevent Shock

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Electrical Safety: Wet Cautions to Prevent Shock

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on prevention of electrical shock in association with wet conditions both indoors and outdoors. Tips include  the protection of GFCIs, both indoors and outdoors, where not to use electrical appliances, proper outdoor extension cord usage, how to protect yourself in wet conditions, and child safety with all things electrical. Be aware of what you are using when you are in an area of the home or outside the home when electricity is involved to protect yourself from electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner no matter the conditions and no matter where you are!

Special Thanks to TheWire.Oncor.com for the article, Home Electric Safety: Electricity and Water Don’t Mix.