Working Safe At Home

November 13, 2020
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2020 has brought a lot of changes to our everyday life. One important change is the amount of time we spend at home. With more time spent at home, we require more dependence on our home’s electrical output. If your household is learning or working from home these days follow these electrical safety tips to keep you and your home safe from electrical hazards.

Avoid overloading outlets
Unplug appliances when not in use to save energy and minimize the risk of shock or fire
Regularly inspect electrical cords and extension cords for damage
Extension cords should only be used on a temporary basis
Never plug a space heater or fan into an extension cord or power strip
Never run cords under rugs / carpets, doors, or windows
Plug in smartly. Make sure cords do not become tripping hazards
Keep papers and other potential combustibles at least three feet away from space heaters and other heat sources
Make sure you use proper wattage for lamps / lighting