The National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 17-21 reminds motorists to be careful around those whose jobs put them along the roadways. Indiana’s electric cooperatives remind motorists work zones also include utility crews who also work along the roadsides …Read More.
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Electrical safety tips for farmers
With many of Indiana’s 94,000 farmers beginning to plant their crops, Indiana Electric Cooperatives offers electrical safety tips on the farm. Farming is one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the United States with 62 farmers electrocuted every …Read More.
Extension cords are meant for short-term use
It’s a common problem for most of us: relying on a handy dandy extension cord since we have so many devices and not enough outlets to plug them all into. Indiana Electric Cooperatives warns extension cords should only be used
Use caution with electrical heating devices
Electric space heaters and blankets are great ways to stay toasty warm when the temperature drops. Indiana Electric Cooperatives reminds you during these winter months, when space heaters and electric blankets come out of hibernation, home fires increase. “Heating equipment
Keep your feasts festive
During the holidays, family and friends gather to celebrate. Usually, food is involved. But not all feasts turn out festive. The United States Fire Administration estimates more than 2,000 residential fires are reported each Thanksgiving, with cooking the leading cause. …Read More.
What would Halloween be without electricity?
The buzzing and zapping of spooky gizmos like Van de Graaf generators, giant electrodes and lightning rods brought life to Dr. Frankenstein’s castle laboratory — and his monster from the slab. And, through conjured or coincidental lightning strikes, catastrophic electrical …Read More.
Overhead line safety – when in doubt, look up and out!
Whether you’re on the job or working on an outdoor project around your home, you should always be aware of overhead electrical lines. Many workplace fatalities are caused by overhead power lines. Imagine how easy it is for us at …Read More.
Be Safe Around Electricity When Moving Farm Equipment
With the arrival of harvest time, Indiana’s farmers are shifting into high gear as they move into their fields to bring in their crops. All that increased activity puts farmers and farm workers at greater risk, warns Jon Elkins, vice …Read More.
Create an electrical safety plan before you plant a tree
Trees and power lines often coexist without problems. However, there are precautions to take when planting a tree. Not only do dangers lurk for the person planting the tree, nearby power lines and trees can be harmed as well. Trees …Read More.
811 Day reminds Hoosiers to call before you dig
Aug. 11 is just one day a year, but Indiana Electric Cooperatives hopes the 8/11 date on the calendar will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 any day of the year before a digging project. Every …Read More.