A trooper’s “Smokey Bear” hat, a yellow safety vest, a hard hat. Who hasn’t seen at least one of these along the edge of a highway … hung upon a white wooden cross? And you know someone working for the …Read More.
Education and Awareness
Learning starts now
Educate children on bus safety before they leave for school! The bus stop can be a dangerous place for children: bullies, speeding cars, and, electricity? That’s right, electrical dangers are everywhere! The things that seem like minor risks in the moment …Read More.
Teenage drivers can’t learn about electrical road hazards from ‘experience’
For an inexperienced teenaged driver, wrecking the family car is almost a rite of passage. The only way for young drivers to gain experience is by getting behind the wheel and putting miles behind them. Some dangers, though, cannot be …Read More.
‘Electrical Safety 101’ for your back-to-school student
Tina sits anxiously at the table eating her breakfast. She can hardly contain her nervous energy as she waits for the school bus to arrive. Today is her first day back to school after a long summer break. She’s ready …Read More.
As population ages, safety concerns
In the mid-1960s, the Beatles jauntily sang about what life would be like “When I’m Sixty-Four.” Now, a half-century later, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are in their 70s, and those who are 64 and older are continuing to increase …Read More.
Stay away from power lines
Indiana linemen work with high-voltage power lines every day as they restore power and maintain lines to prevent outages. But they use personal protection equipment to stay safe. Everyone else should avoid contact with power lines. Large overhead power lines can …Read More.
Electrical safety outdoors begins by looking up and down
After a long, cold winter, Hoosiers can’t wait to get outdoors during longer days of sunshine to begin long, put-off chores in the yard. But before heading out with a ladder or a shovel, looking up and down for electric …Read More.
Do you know proper electricity etiquette?
As children, we’re taught simple etiquette, including saying “please” and “thank you.” But, we typically aren’t taught “electricity etiquette.” Is there etiquette for electricity? Many electric cooperatives would say, “Yes!” Not heeding proper rules regarding electricity can lead to serious …Read More.
Indiana’s Winter Weather Can Create Electrical Hazards
When winter arrives, Hoosiers are never sure of what to expect. Indiana winters include everything from heavy snows, to freezing rain, to ice storms — and sometimes, all of those in a single day. All of those forms of winter …Read More.
Electrical Safety Has Changed Over the Generations
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.