You’ve waited to open your pool, bring out the boats and soak up the sun! But before you dive into all the summer fun, remind yourself and your family of the dangers lurking inside pools and lakes. Remember: water and …Read More.
Electric safety is probably the last thing that crosses anyone’s mind on a leisurely summertime boat ride. But because water and electricity are a deadly combination, before taking off, brush up on some boating safety rules. “It’s critical you stay …Read More.
Co-ops meet the challenge of canceled youth programs The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted all aspects of our professional and personal lives to some measure. Perhaps the greatest upheavals and challenges have been within families with children still in the household. Many …Read More.
Most office environments are considered low-risk in terms of electrical hazards. But that doesn’t mean you should take safety for granted. Just because you’re not working on a factory floor with high-voltage equipment or are operating large machinery outdoors near …Read More.
Lauren Carman named communication coordinator Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) named Lauren Carman to its communication team. She will serve as the association’s communication coordinator. Carman will be responsible for planning, creating and executing communication projects for IEC and its member cooperatives. …Read More.
Eleven cooperatives send crews to storm-damaged Kentucky, Virginia Eleven Indiana electric cooperatives sent crews and equipment to assist with the power restoration efforts in Kentucky and Virginia after ice storms moved through the states. Twelve electric cooperative lineworkers were dispatched …Read More.
Eleven lineworkers graduated Saturday from Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ apprenticeship program, Rural Electric Apprentice Program (REAP). REAP is a four-year program that professionally trains apprentice lineworkers from across Indiana. Graduates complete 612 hours of classroom-related study and 8,000 hours of on-the-job …Read More.
Utility poles remain the backbone of most electric distribution systems. After more than 80 years since electric cooperatives first set them throughout rural Indiana, they remain the most cost-effective way to safely support power lines, insulators, transformers and other electric …Read More.
Power lines crisscross our countryside, bringing the benefits of electricity. But storms or accidents can knock them from their perch and put them on the ground or within reach. Just because they’re down doesn’t mean they’re dead. “Keeping your distance …Read More.
Spring has arrived with its profusion of color: whites and pinks and orange — as in the orange of work zones. National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 26-30. The focus of the week: reminding motorists to be careful around …Read More.
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