Staying Safe Near Downed Power Lines

Power Line Safety - Overhead powerlines can carry more than 500,000 volts. Touching one of the lines can provide a path for electricity to the ground and seriously injure or kill you. Assume all power lines are energized and dangerous.

If you come across a downed power line, always assume the line is live and dangerous. Power lines can energize the ground up to 35 feet in diameter, that’s about three car lengths. If the ground is wet, it could be even more. Immediately call 911 to report the downed line. Never try to move […]

Prevent Workplace Fires

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Every year in the US there are 16,500 workplace fires, including stores and offices, that cause $932 million in direct property damage. Here are some tips to help prevent workplace fires, keep workers safe and keep businesses open. Eliminate fire hazards in the workplace: Check for damaged or overloaded electrical outlets, cords and cables. Keep […]

Safety Tips for Raising Chickens

Backyard Chicken Coop

Raising chickens as a hobby is popular. Hobby farmers enjoy raising hens as pets or livestock. Protect people, property, and your flock from the tragedy of fire. SAFETY TIPS Make sure that heat lamps are properly secured. This will keep them from being knocked over. Keep heat lamps away from anything that can burn. Keep […]