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Safety Tips Around The Home

Do you have a home office or work from home? Follow these electrical safety tips to keep you and your home safe from electrical hazards.

✅Avoid overloading outlets

✅Regularly inspect electrical cords and extension cords for damage

✅Extension cords should only be used on a temporary basis

✅Never plug a space heater or fan into an extension cord or power strip

✅Never run cords under rugs/carpets, doors, or windows

✅Plug in smartly. Make sure cords do not become tripping hazards

✅Keep papers and other potential combustibles at least three feet away from space heaters and other heat sources

✅Make sure you use proper wattage for lamps/lighting

✅Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Test them monthly, change batteries yearly, and replace the unit every 10 years

✅Unplug appliances when not in use to save energy and minimize the risk of shock or fire

Wherever you work, it’s always important to be safe.

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