This year Indiana has been hit hard with devastating tornadoes which have caused severe damage and death. These powerful storms leveled homes, transformed entire blocks into piles of debris, and left thousands without power. Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) urges members …Read More.
Plug into Safety
Electricity is one of the great conveniences of our time and has become a necessity in our busy modern world. But aside from knowing that Ben Franklin discovered that lightning is made up of electricity, few people really understand what …Read More.
Electricity is an important part of our daily lives at both home and work, as well as a wonderful convenience. But as with many things, electricity can be dangerous if used incorrectly, says Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC). “According to the …Read More.
In April each year, National Work Zone Awareness week is held to bring national attention to motorist when driving through work zones. Work zones are hazardous for both motorist and workers, but most of the responsibility for safety belongs to …Read More.
Delivering electricity to your home takes a variety of equipment, some of which may be sitting in your yard or neighborhood. While both adults and children may be curious, the inherent dangers of electricity provide a good reason to maintain …Read More.
Springtime in Indiana means warmer weather, but one of the downsides is an increased risk for flooding as local streams swell with runoff from melting snow and ice. Indiana Electric Cooperatives says that this is a good time of year …Read More.
Many people don’t realize that farming is one of the most dangerous occupations. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that during 2008, the most recent year for statistics, one in every six fatal workplace injuries in Indiana …Read More.
The arrival of spring weather in Indiana means early flowers and green grass. It also means spring thunderstorms that streak the sky with lightning. “Although lightning is beautiful, it presents a deadly hazard,” said Rick Coons CEO, of Indiana Electric Cooperatives. While we …Read More.
The candles, the decorations, the tree, a scenic drive … they’re all the things that make the holidays special. Sadly, they can also create hazards if certain safety measures aren’t considered. “Too often we see the holidays turn tragic for …Read More.
As the holidays approach, our imaginations are filled with images of perfectly lighted trees and homes welcoming us with twinkling lights and decorations. But in the rush to create the light display of our dreams, we often overlook the precautions …Read More.