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Electrical Safety Tips

NEVER try to fix an electrical problem

unless you are an experienced professional!

Call 1-800-Edison-1 if you see a downed wire.

Call before you dig
Before you dig, you are required by law to call J.U.L.I.E. & DIGGER. They will help you to locate underground gas, electric and telephone lines in your neighborhood or work area.

J.U.L.I.E. (Outside Chicago) 1-800-892-0123 or visit their website

DIGGER (Inside Chicago) 1-312-744-7000

Whether you are planting a tree, building a fence or laying foundation, contacting a line with a shovel or pick can damage power lines -- and injure or kill.

Call 1-800-Edison-1 if you see a downed wire.

Electrical Safety Tips

Keep yourself and others away from any fallen power lines. You never know when they might be live. Call 1-800-Edison-1 right away and report the location of the downed wires.

Keep yourself and others away from any fallen power lines. You never know when they might be live. Call 1-800-Edison-1 right away and report the location of the downed wires.

Keep yourself and others away from any fallen power lines. You never know when they might be live. Call 1-800-Edison-1 right away and report the location of the downed wires.

If a line falls on your car, stay in your car . If you must get out of the car, jump clear, do not touch any part of your car and the ground at the same time and stay clear of the fallen line.

If your basement floods, don't enter unless you're sure the water isn't in contact with a source of electricity, such as an appliance, electrical outlet, or extension cord. If you're not sure, call a qualified electrician to disconnect the power before entering.

If an electrical appliance catches fire, NEVER use water to try to put it out -- it can conduct the electricity back to you. Unplug it, or turn off the fuse or circuit to the outlet. It's a good idea to keep a fire extinguisher handy for situations like this.

If a plugged-in appliance falls into water, don't reach in to get it. Unplug it first by pulling on the cord not the plug.

If someone receives an electrical shock, attempt to turn the power source off.  Never touch the victim yourself. Call for medical assistance immediately.

Protect your sensitive equipment. Variations in the flow of electricity can damage highly sensitive electronic equipment.

To protect appliances and electronic equipment, you may want to consider purchasing a special device known as a surge protector. These devices can be purchased at area home centers.

Always assume power lines are live. This applies to power lines on utility poles as well as those entering your home or buildings. Even momentary contact can injure or kill. Always keep yourself, your equipment and anything you carry at least 10 feet from power lines. Even though you may notice a covering on a line, never assume it is safe to touch. Stay Away, Stay Alive.

Never stand ladders near power lines. When working on or near ladders, keep all tools, the ladder, and anything you carry well away (at least 10 feet) from power lines.

Keep away from power lines. Contact with a power line can cause serious burns or electrocution. Remember to work a safe distance from all power lines. When performing construction activities, keep equipment at least 10 feet from power lines and 25 feet from transmission tower lines.

Don't climb or trim trees near power lines. Keep children from climbing trees near power lines. Hire a qualified contractor to trim trees near power lines. If you have any questions about removing limbs or trees near power lines, call 1-800-Edison-1.

Call before you begin work. If you are conducting work that may bring yourself, your equipment and anything you carry within ten feet of a power line, call 1-800-Edison-1.



Electrical Safety Tips for Kids

1. Do not touch electrical cords that are broken or have wire showing.

2. Do not play with or bite electrical cords.

3. Do not stick fingers or any other objects into light sockets,
appliances or electrical outlets.

4. Do not overload outlets with too many plugs.

5. Do not pull on cords to unplug appliances. Hold on to the plug itself.

6. Do not touch anything electrical while you are wet or standing in or near water.

7. If you ever find that a power line has fallen STAY AWAY FROM IT and report it immediately to an adult. And hopefully they will take the proper measures to have it removed.

8. Do not fly kites, model airplanes or balloons near power lines.

9. Do not climb power poles or trees close to power lines.

10. Do not touch or go near electrical equipment. Stay away from
anything marked "Danger", "High Voltage" or "Keep Out".

Just for Fun –

Where did electricity come from?

Electricity has always been here. In the ancient times of China, the sailors used natural magnets called Lodestones. Lodestones were dug up from the earth to make the first compass. These Lodestones are pieces of rock with magnetized metal material throughout them.

In Greece, also back in ancient times, a yellowish-orange stone called amber was used to make small ornaments. And at that time, silk was a very popular material worn amongst the rich people. They discovered that if you rubbed the silk against the amber ornaments, the ornaments would attract particles of straw and dust. Sometimes, rubbing particles together can cause Electrons to move. Electrons are parts of Atoms, and electricity is the movement of Electrons.

 Source:  http://www.weberelectricsupply.com/sfty.html


Learn more about Renewable Energy 

Renewable energy is made from resources that Mother Nature will replace, like wind, water and sunshine.

What is Renewable Energy?

Renewable energy is also called "clean energy" or "green power" because it doesn't pollute the air or the water.

Wind Power

Instead of using electricity to make wind, a wind turbine is used to make electricity.

Biomass Energy

Biomass energy uses natural materials like trees and plants to make electricity. It can also mean waste products like trash.

Hydro Power

A hydro power plant in Wisconsin has been making electricity for almost 100 years.

Solar Power

The sunlight that shines on the Earth in just one hour could meet world energy demand for an entire year.

Geothermal Energy

The hot lava from a volcano and the hot steam from a geyser both come from underground heat - and we can use that same type of heat in our homes.

Questions and Answers about Renewable Energy

Find out why we don't use renewable energy all the time - and more.

Fun Facts about Renewable Energy

Learn some interesting facts about windmills, cooking with solar power and more.



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