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May 18, 2007

Don't start or move the combine until you are sure everyone and everything is out of the way!
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May 18, 2007

When people attach signs, posters and recreational equipment such as basketball rims to poles, it can create a serious hazard for the line personnel. Sharp objects like nails, tacks, staples and barbed wire all present imminent dangers for cooperative line crews. Consider that linemen climb poles all hours of the...
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May 18, 2007

* Outdoor electrical products should be plugged in and turned on only when in use, never leave unattended outdoors. Always make sure they are turned off when being carried or hooked up to attachments like mower baskets or saw blades.* Never remove safety guards from lawnmowers, snow blowers, power tools,...
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May 18, 2007

Don't set your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn on your air conditioner. It will NOT cool faster. It WILL cool to a lower temperature than you need and use more energy. To operate your air conditioner unit more efficiently, turn on your ceiling fans. These...
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May 18, 2007

-- Make sure there are safety covers on all unused outlets that are accessible to children. -- Never fly kites around overhead electric lines or climb trees near overhead electric lines. -- Never trespass on or around pad-mounted electrical equipment and transformers (green metal boxes). If the cabinet lock is...
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May 18, 2007

-- Remember electricity and water do not mix. Keep all electrical products away from water. -- Never reach into water to retrieve an appliance that has fallen in it without first turning off the power source at the panel board and then unplugging the appliance. -- Repair or replace an...
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May 18, 2007

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN: When they play outside, make sure children know they should never fly a kite in the rain or near power lines, use metal on a kite or climb a utility pole.STORM ALERT: Remember that during spring storm season, wind, rain and lightning can bring down trees and...
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May 18, 2007

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and other rating agencies warn consumers not to bring their ladders within 10 feet of overhead power lines. And they recommend using fiberglass or wood ladders when working anywhere near electric wires or equipment. But any material can allow electricity to pass through it if wet.* Buy...
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May 18, 2007

From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:Select a space heater with a guard around the flame area or heating element. Place the heater on a level, hard and nonflammable surface, not on rugs or carpets or near bedding or drapes. Keep the heater at least three feet from bedding, drapes,...
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May 18, 2007

Each year, almost 4,000 injuries associated with electric outlets are treated in hospitals.The simplest and most effective way to protect against electrocution is by installing ground-fault circuit interrupters (FCIs). When replacing older and worn out outlets, consider installing three-wire or grounded outlets in place of the old two-pronged outlets.
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