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Quick Tips for Safety

  Quick Tips for Safety

Working outdoors? Play it safe!

• Use a wooden or fiberglass ladder. Remember to keep a minimum of 10 feet between the ladder and power lines.

• Never touch anyone or anything that’s in contact with a downed power line! Power lines may be live, so it’s best to stay a safe distance away.

•Smoke detectors should be installed in every bedroom, outside of each sleeping area and on every level of your home. Test them every month to ensure they are properly working.

• Frayed or damaged extension cords are dangerous and should never be used. Damage to the cord can expose wires and cause fire and shock hazards.

• Do you have a wobbling ceiling fan? This can wear out the fan’s motor over time. Turn off the fan and tighten the screws to correct the problem.

• For outdoor equipment, use lighting and power tools that are made for outdoor use.

• DIY project for the home? Always turn off the power to the circuit that you plan to work on by switching off the circuit breaker in the main service panel.

• Flying a kite is great for outdoor fun! But remember to always stay away from overhead power lines.