May is National Electrical Safety Month, and it’s a great time to consider how to avoid potential electrical hazards.
Every day, we rely on electricity to power our homes and offices. However, it is important to always be safe around electric appliances, equipment and power lines. Electricity is an essential and dependable resource but
we must all be aware of the serious and sometimes deadly consequences of using electricity unsafely.
By taking simple precautions, everyone can avoid electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries and property loss.
CELLULAR PHONE & COMPUTER ELECTRICAL SAFETY:
- When charging, stick to items approved by the manufacturer. If the charger or battery has a UL mark on it, it has gone through rigorous testing to ensure safety. Third party chargers or batteries may be inconsistent with your device’s components and can cause serious hazards.
- Always charge your device in a dry environment away from all sources of moisture.
- Inspect your cables and devices. If you see any debris or damage, discontinue use.
- Store your cables and devices in a safe place away from moisture, extreme temperatures, and debris as these can cause electric shock.
- Keep connectors free of foreign objects.
- Always plug and unplug your cables and charges by holding onto the end of the cable.
- Always charge your device in a well-ventilated area.
SOURCE: Federated S.A.F.E. Talk
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