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Jun 23, 2014, 08:35 ET

Safe Electricity Provides Practical Tips for Staying Safe from the Threat of Lightning

 The National Weather Service estimates the odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are 1 in 10,000. The odds that you will know and...

May 21, 2014, 08:35 ET

Safe Electricity Shares the Story of Lucas Ritz to Raise Electric Shock Drowning Awareness

 It is a family's nightmare. An enjoyable summer day of swimming—with kids wearing life jackets and their mom closely...

Feb 12, 2014, 08:30 ET

Show You Care by Using Mylar Balloons Safely

 When looking to show a loved one how much you care on Valentine's Day, surprising him or her with flowers, chocolates, and balloons have long...

Dec 18, 2013, 08:35 ET

Safe Electricity's Top Five Safety Gift Picks for 2013

 As time runs out for buying this year's presents, remember a gift that could save a life is always in style. That is exactly what you can do...

Nov 25, 2013, 08:40 ET

Holiday Safety Tips for Home Decorating, Cooking and Lighting Recommended by Safe Electricity

 This week rings in a season of spending time with friends and family, shopping, gift-giving, decorating, baking, and cooking. Safe Electricity...

Oct 29, 2013, 08:45 ET

Safe Electricity Provides Tips to Prevent Scares and Keep Costumed Visitors Safe This Halloween

 Grown-ups have stocked up on sweet treats and filled the yard with decorations, while the kids have planned their costumes and...

Aug 29, 2013, 08:45 ET

Labor Day Weekend Roadway Dangers: Safe Electricity Provides Important Accident Advice

 For many, Labor Day weekend will include an extra day off work and meeting up with friends and family. It also means more travel time on...

Jul 01, 2013, 15:29 ET

Lake Fatalities Highlight Need for Electrical Safety

 Last weekend's accident involving a dockside electrocution at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky, along with swimming fatalities over the Fourth of...

Jun 21, 2013, 08:30 ET

With the Official Arrival of Summer, Safe Electricity Shares Important Outdoor Safety Tips

 When the weather is nice, it is fun—and healthy—to stretch the legs and enjoy time outside. With the official start of summer on...

May 21, 2013, 08:40 ET

Stay Safe on the Water with Advice from Safe Electricity, "Prevent Deadly Shocks. Check Your Boats and Docks"

 If you own a boat or dock, take steps now to help prevent a tragedy. In observance of National Safe Boating Week May 18-24, Safe...

Mar 05, 2013, 08:35 ET

Safe Electricity Offers Tips on How to Weather Spring's Approaching Severe Storms

 As we watch Winter Storm Saturn move across the country, it seems that spring must still be far away. However, its official start is only a...

Feb 06, 2013, 08:30 ET

National Burn Awareness Week: Safe Electricity Shares Tips on Scald Prevention and Water Heating Safety

Burns are among the most painful injuries and are responsible for sending thousands of people to hospitals each year. In observance of National...

Dec 20, 2012, 08:45 ET

Safe Electricity Outlines Important Steps for Ensuring Winter Storm Safety

 Just before the official start of winter, a winter storm has fallen on the Pacific Northwest and swept across mountain and plain states....

Nov 21, 2012, 08:35 ET

Safe Electricity, Award-winning Program of the Energy Education Council, Provides Important Tips for Decorating Safely This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a busy time of year, but take care to not let it become a dangerous time. Guests, cooking, space heating, and decorations can...

Nov 02, 2012, 08:35 ET

Safe Electricity Urges Good Samaritans to Practice Safety

 In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, 8.5 million people have been without electricity. Generous people who do have power are offering "charging...

Oct 08, 2012, 08:45 ET

Accident Survivor Urges Electrical Safety During Fire Prevention Week

 Electrical problems in the home cause hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year, not to mention roughly a billion dollars in fire...

Aug 10, 2012, 09:00 ET

August 11 Is National 811 Safe Digging Day

The date August 11, also signified by 8-11, serves as a natural reminder to call 811 to have utilities marked before starting any digging projects....

Apr 09, 2012, 09:00 ET

Be Aware of Hidden Dangers: April Is National Safe Digging Month

"I said, 'O my gosh Tom, you've just killed yourself,' and I knew that I had made a grievous error and I was going to pay the consequences,"...

Feb 06, 2012, 08:05 ET

Remember Electrical Safety as You Participate in the 'Great ShakeOut' Feb. 7

This upcoming Tuesday, people at businesses, schools and organizations across the central US will participate in an earthquake drill as part of the...

Nov 10, 2008, 09:00 ET

Electrical Accident Survivor Shines Bright Light on Holiday Decorating Safety

Wisps of smoke were rising from his chest when Maria Worth came upon her injured son. Shawn Miller was unconscious and badly burned. He had been...