Safety Articles

Three Workspace-Friendly Exercises

Does it seem impossible to squeeze exercise into your daily routine? If so, you’re not alone! However, it’s actually easier than you think. Exercise is any activity that gets your body moving, and there are several exercises you can do at work to help you get...

The Power of Preparation

With severe weather events occurring more frequently, now more than ever, it makes sense to be prepared. During a prolonged power outage or other emergencies, this means having enough food, water, and supplies to last at least a few days. In honor of National...

Storm Safety

Storm season is in full swing. Many summer storms have the potential to produce tornadoes––they can happen anytime, anywhere, and can bring winds over 200 miles per hour. In April, a video of NBC Washington chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer went viral. During a live...

Practical Electrical Safety Tips

We know the importance of practicing safety year-round. From our co-op crews to you, we recognize that everyone has a part to play in prioritizing safety. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, thousands of people in the U.S. are critically...
Storm Safety

Storm Safety

Storm season is in full swing. Many summer storms have the potential to produce tornadoes––they can happen anytime,...

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Trimming Trees Around Power Lines

Trimming Trees Around Power Lines

We all love trees. We know everyone in our communities enjoys the beauty and shade trees provide. However, trees and power lines are a dangerous mix without regular trimming during the growing season. If you see us out in the community trimming, remember the many...

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How is Power Restored?

How is Power Restored?

Electricity is part of our everyday lives and we end up taking it for granted. We expect electric power to be there when we wake up to an alarm, brew our coffee, check our email, heat our water, cook our breakfast and nearly everything else we do throughout the day....

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Severe Weather and Downed Power Lines

Severe Weather and Downed Power Lines

Severe weather can cause damage to power lines and utility poles. You should take caution if you come across any downed power lines.  “If you see a downed power line, call 911 to report it immediately and stay away. There is no way to tell if a line is energized...

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Trip Wire Alerts from Heartland Security

Trip Wire Alerts from Heartland Security

The latest security cameras from Alarm.com use video analytics technology that helps pinpoint only the events that matter to you. This technology can recognize the difference between important activity versus other events. Rather than get alerted every time...

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Tips for a Safe Harvest

Tips for a Safe Harvest

Agriculture is the backbone of our country, and our livelihood greatly depends on the crops provided by American farmers. In addition to being one of the most labor-intensive professions, farming is also considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. The hard...

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Know What’s Below: Steps for Safe Digging

Know What’s Below: Steps for Safe Digging

Spring is just around the corner, and there’s never been a better time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Perhaps you’re making plans for a new garden or a lawn makeover. However you’re planning to revamp your backyard oasis, remember to keep safety in mind for...

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Four Tips for Winter Safety

Four Tips for Winter Safety

It’s no surprise that winter months bring increased potential for fire risks and electrical safety hazards. This makes sense because during the coldest months, consumers are using additional electrical devices and appliances, like space heaters, electric blankets and...

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