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Library of Articles
Boating Safety

Boating Safety: An important step in helping prevent shock tragedies is to ensure proper installation and maintenance of electrical equipment on docks and on boats. Take the time to inspect all of the electrical systems on or near the water. Learn more boating safety tips.

Child Safety

Child Safety: When enjoying the great outdoors, kids of all ages need to understand the importance of staying safely away from utility equipment and power lines. Safe Electricity encourages everyone to know important safety rules and to share this information with children. Keep children safe around electricity.

Driving Safety

Driving Safety: In auto accidents involving power poles, it’s almost always safest to stay inside the vehicle. Call for help and wait for utility crews to  arrive, or you could become an additional victim in need of rescue. Know what steps to take.

meters Equipment Tampering/Power Theft: It’s often an “invisible” crime. Someone illegally hooks into a power supply, hooks up a line that has been disconnected, or tampers with a meter to avoid recording electricity usage. Legitimate electricity consumers do not engage in these behaviors, so the impact of electricity theft – including the danger - is often unrecognized. Prevent and reduce power theft.
Farm Safety

Farm Safety: Farm operators should always take note of overhead power lines, especially at end rows and entrances to fields. Make sure to keep tall equipment safely away to avoid jeopardizing the safety of the equipment operator.  Knowing what to do could save your life.

First Responders

First Responders: First responders must have the capacity to make good judgments, and that requires them to be aware of potential dangers they may encounter at the scene of an emergency situation. Police and fire fighters need to understand how to be safe when electrical hazards are present, for themselves and for the public. Learn more about first responder safely.


Flooding: Heavy rains often cause flooding in lowland areas, homes and basements. Everyone needs to be alert to electrical equipment that could be energized and in contact with water, along with other potential hazards that can create a serious danger of electrocution. Learn more about water hazards.

DIYer Safety

Home Project Safety for DIYers: Whether inside or outside the home, be safe from electrical hazards when undertaking remodeling, repairs, maintenance, landscaping and construction projects. Know what precautions to take.

Hom Safety

Home Safety: Electrical hazards can remain hidden until it’s too late to avoid disaster. Don’t let the small cost of prevention stand in the way of protecting your family and your property. Ensure keep your home safe.

Lightning Safety Lightning Safety: With an estimated 25 million flashes of lightning each year in the US, a great potential exists for injuries and deaths.  Protect yourself and your family from lightning with a safe storm strategy. Educate yourself and others with lightning safety tips.
Power Line Safety

Overhead Power Line Safety: Things we see every day can almost fade from view. But failure to notice high voltage power lines can be a deadly oversight. Safe Electricity wants to raise awareness about the dangers of overhead power lines and the precautions to take around them. Learn more about power line safety.

Power Outages Power Outage: Many warm weather power outages are due to severe storms with high winds that topple utility poles and power lines. If power to your home is out for a prolonged period, know and understand important safety precautions and steps to cope with heat until power is restored.  Learn steps to maintain safety and comfort until power is restored.
Storm Recovery Storm Recovery & Power Lines: Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and flooding can leave more than damage in their wake – they can leave hidden dangers as well. Stay away from downed or sagging power lines as they could be energized, and be alert to the possibility that tree limbs or debris may hide an electrical hazard. Learn more about the dangers after the storm. Dtorm Safety

Storm Safety: You never know when a storm may hit, creating potential electrical hazards for your family. The best solution is to be prepared ahead of time. Know how to be safe before and after a storm.

Tree Planting & Selection

Tree Planting: Whether planting trees to beautify your landscape, provide a wind break, or reduce carbon in the environment,  you need to know the importance of planting tall-growing trees safely away from power lines. Seek help in choosing and placing trees and bushes that provide shade, color and screening, and that won’t grow to interfere with the electric supply. Tips for choosing and placing trees.

Water Recreation Safety

Water Recreation: Whether it’s swimming, boating or fishing, summertime is water recreation time for millions or people. While enjoying water activities, make sure safety hazards don’t dampen your fun. Assessing electrical hazards near areas of water is a vital step. Water and electricity are a dangerous combination. Learn and share water safety tips.