This is a look at some of the electrical safety issues, lessons, and devices that can help keep you safe. You'll learn how to prepare for electrical dangers and how to prevent them all together.
If you've ever been shocked by an electrical circuit, we'd love to hear about your experience. By hearing everyone's shocking moments, we can all learn to be a little more safety concious! By practicing electrical safety each and every day, you can keep your family free of electrical dangers. So come on gang, do tell of those hair-raising moments! Here is what has been submitted so far.
Grounding and electricity go hand in hand. In fact, to safely use electrical devices, equipment, appliances, and tools, make sure that your connection is grounded properly. Here's why grounding is important.
Electricity is an everyday convenient evil. On one hand, it provides power for all types of tools, electrical gadgets, and lighting. On the other hand, it also is dangerous if you don’t use caution while using it and most of all, respect it. Just as professional electricians do every day, you too should practice these safety steps while you are working with or on electrical circuits or devices.
Wires may be incorrectly connected to a switch or an outlet. then again, the connections may be in a junction box that is covered up above a drop ceiling or in a basement or crawlspace. There is also the possibilty that there is too much or not enough insulation on a wire connection. There is also the issue with proper grounding or lack of it. Bare wires always present a hidden danger and should be corrected immediately. And my all time pet peeve, when someone connects too many wires under one terminal.
Safety warning! When erecting or taking down an antenna, keep clear of overhead power lines and other obstacles. Antennas should always be kept a safe distance from any live wires. Antenna towers should always be assembled with the appropriate bolts and nuts to connect the antenna sections securely. Learn all of the other safety precautions before installing an antenna.
Surge protectors are designed to protect your expensive electronic devices. These devices can eliminate noise on wiring that often interferes with signal transmissions between devices. Although they are not designed to stop high-powered surges like lightning strikes, surge protectors are worth their weight in gold. Lighting protection should be addressed by installing lightning rods on your home. A power bump, a voltage reduction, a spike in the voltage, or a brownout caused by the utility company, can inflict damage to your sensitive electronics. Learn what surge protectors safeguard and what options they have.
This is a sensible look at preventing electrical shock. These tips will help keep you safe.
Downed power lines often are a danger that is unseen until it's too late. Find out how to keep everyone safe when storms knock down the power lines.
When flood waters suddenly inundate your home without warning, the damage can be catastrophic. You're suddenly forced from your home because of rising water and many times, everything must be left behind. Of course, you can't wait to get back into your home following the disaster. As soon as the water stops rising and it begins to fall, you figure that it is now safe to go in and start evaluating the damage. Not so fast! There are plenty of hidden dangers that have to be thought out before entering your home. Don't become a statistic by coming back home too soon!
Every year farmers deal with many dangers around the farms and fields of America. Slow moving vehicles, moving parts on equipment, and electrical hazards are all a part of their daily routines as they go through their busy routines. Farm safety should be an ongoing practice on the farm and now that the harvest season is upon us, now is as good a time as any to check for potential safety problems.