Safety tips that can help save you from injury or death
Electricity makes our lives more comfortable, but it can also be dangerous. If electricity is used incorrectly, it can be harmful – or even fatal.
Electric line safety
In the aftermath of a storm, be aware of hazards presented by downed power lines.
There are a number of electrical dangers to be aware of indoors and outdoors. Learn important safety tips that can keep you and your family safe.
Generators can be handy during long-term power outages. However if you don’t know how to use them properly, they can be dangerous.
Home electrical safety
Many electrocutions and home fires can be prevented simply by understanding basic electrical safety principles and adhering to safe practices. Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has developed a number of resources to help educate homeowners, consumers, older adults and children.
May is National Electrical Safety Month
Each May during National Electrical Safety Month, ESFI produces the Electrical Safety Illustrated publication. In 2017, topics include the national electric code, tamper resistant receptacles, electric shock drowning, surge protection and ground fault circuit interrupters.
Call Before You Dig – OUPS
Before your shovel hits the dirt, be sure all underground utility lines are marked. OUPS, a free service, will notify South Central Power and other utilities and whether underground facilities are at the site.
Contact OUPS at 1-800-362-2764 or call 811 24 hours/7 days a week.
Call two working days prior to the start of excavation.
Pole spotting guide
What is all that “stuff” attached to the utility line you pass every day? This “pole spotting” guide will shed light on the work done by your local electric co-op, and just might help you impress your friends and family.