Business Safety Tips
Safety is a top priority at 4-County Electric Power Association. Our employees undergo extensive safety training throughout the year. Proper safety procedures allow our employees to accomplish our Service First objectives on behalf of our consumer/members.
Our consumer/members also need to be safe around electricity. Consumer/members, for example, need to be extra careful around power lines. Here’s some vital information to help ensure consumer/members are safe around utility poles and power lines:
- Never touch any fallen wire. If you see a downed power line, immediately call 4-County or 911.
- Consider every wire on the ground to be energized and dangerous. Never touch fallen power lines, even if there are no sparks. Only qualified electric utility workers, like those at 4-County, should attempt to move downed power lines.
- Never touch downed power lines with other objects, such as brooms, boards, limbs or plastic materials.
- Never touch anything (cars, fences, people, etc.) that is in contact with a power line. Call 4-County or 911.
- If you see downed lines and the ground is wet or has standing water, do not go outside. Call 4-County or 911.
- Don’t touch anything, people included, that has come in contact with power lines. Don’t attempt to move the line. Keep others away. Call 911 or 4-County.
- Most people do not know the difference between telephone lines and power lines. To be safe, stay away from both.
- Never drive over downed power lines. Even if they’re not energized, they can get tangled in your vehicle.
- Do not attempt to cut or remove a tree that is, or could become, entangled with power lines. Contact 4-County for assistance.
If anyone in your household suffers an electric shock, call 911 or your local emergency medical service immediately. Even minor shocks can cause life-threatening conditions hours later, so it is important to seek medical attention.
Again, safety is a top priority at 4-County Electric Power Association. Please be safe around electricity. For more information, call 4-County Job and Safety Training Coordinator Joe Miller at (662) 245-0716 or email at email@example.com.