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Safety Tips

 


Electric power gives us light and warmth, but without safety precautions, it can also be dangerous. Follow these simple precautions to help insure the safety of your staff:
  • Replace or repair loose or frayed cords on all electrical devices.

  • Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets.

  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions for plugging an appliance or electrical equipment into a receptacle outlet.

  • Avoid overloading outlets. Consider plugging only one high-wattage electrical equipment into each receptacle outlet at a time.

  • If outlets or switches feel warm, shut off the circuit and have them checked by an electrician.

  • When possible, avoid the use of "cube taps" and other devices that allow the connection of multiple electrical devices into a single receptacle.

  • Place lamps on level surfaces, away from things that can burn and use bulbs that match the lamp's recommended wattage.

  • Never touch anything electrical when you have wet hands.

  • If power is lost during a storm, turn off or unplug electrical appliances so that there’s not a power surge when the electricity comes back on.

  • If there’s flooding, watch out for water around electrical items, and never use appliances or electrical equipment if it’s wet.