When Indiana’s temperatures get really cold, water pipes in your home can freeze and burst. Besides creating a mess, busted pipes can also create hazards involving electricity, advises Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “Water and electricity just don’t …Read More.
Monthly Archives: January 2015
It’s fun to make your home look spooky at Halloween, and many Hoosiers enjoy decorating for trick-or-treaters just as much as they enjoy decking the halls for Christmas, notes Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “We’ve all seen Halloween …Read More.
Thanks to electricity, Indiana’s farm animals enjoy a level of comfort and cleanliness that wasn’t even imaginable a century ago. However, the wonders of electricity also carry some dangers for livestock and other animals, cautions Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana …Read More.
Indiana farmers who are planning to move or install new grain bins this year need to know about current electrical safety standards. “The National Electric Safety Code specifies the minimum safe distance between grain bins and power lines,” explains Rick …Read More.
When fire strikes a farm building, the damage can be devastating. Beyond the impacts to the structure itself, a fire can destroy a large number of animals, and can bring years of herd improvements to a tragic end. Because most …Read More.
You’re probably aware that farming is one of the nation’s most hazardous occupations. What you may not realize is that many hazards on Indiana farms relate to electricity, says Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “Each year, between 30 …Read More.
Today’s home appliances can do much more than the products from just a generation ago. They’re also much safer, thanks to variety of devices that have been developed in the last half-century, says Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric Cooperatives. …Read More.
From power tools to appliances, today’s equipment is built to meet rigorous safety standards. But even with those standards, equipment may not be safe if it’s damaged, modified, or used incorrectly, advises Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC). …Read More.
Electrical technology has changed dramatically since the days when power lines first began to appear along Indiana roads and streets. During the early days, it was hard to imagine for many people how electricity would transform our lives. From air …Read More.
Of all the devices that have been developed to make electricity safer, the ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) has been one of the most significant, says Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC). “GFCIs are one of the most effective …Read More.