The holidays may be the most joyous time of year, but statistics show that they’re also the most potentially dangerous time for home fires and injuries. Christmas trees and other decorations are a major cause of both fires and injuries, …Read More.
Plug into Safety
Decorating makes your home even more beautiful during this festive time of year. Decorating safely will help you make sure your home is in good shape for many holiday seasons to come, notes Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric Cooperatives …Read More.
It’s one of the most commonly used electrical products in Indiana homes and workplaces. In fact, most people don’t give it a second thought. But just because extension cords appear to be simple doesn’t mean they can’t be dangerous, cautions …Read More.
When we think about the lighting in our homes, we tend to focus on the convenience. But beyond turning the night into time we can use, lighting can also have a significant impact on the safety of local homes, reminds …Read More.
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.
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.