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People who work with electricity use special protective gear. You do not have this gear, so stay away from danger!

Your Main Job is to call 911!

Indoor Safety Tips

    •  Never turn on a light switch or electrical appliance while you are wet or while you are in the bathtub.

    •  Be careful not to leave electrical cords where people might step on them. Wear and tear on the cord can cause it to become unsafe.

    •  Check electrical cords for exposed wiring before plugging anything in. If you see a worn-looking cord, point it out to an adult.

    •  Never put any object other than a plug designed for that purpose into an electrical outlet. If you have questions about whether a plug is safe to use, ask your parent our a teacher.

    •  Never touch electrical outlets with your fingers or with any other objects.

    •  Always be sure to ask an adult to help you change a light bulb. Always turn lamps and other light fixtures off before changing a bulb.

    •  In case of an electrical fire at home get out of the house as soon as possible. After you are outside of the house, be sure to call the fire department or 911 and tell the nearest adult.

    •  NEVER use water to try and put out an electrical fire - you could be electrocuted.

    •  Be careful while using space heaters, these types of heaters use a lot of electricity and should only be used temporarily. Unplug these heaters when not in use and make sure they do not share another circuit with any other applicance.

Outdoor Safety Tips

    •  Never climb utility poles, transmission towers, or fences around electrical plants or substations (which house equipment that reduces high voltage electricity so it can be used by consumers). If you see other people doing these things, tell an adult you trust right away.

    •  Stay away from areas or buildings marked with signs that read "Danger" or "High Voltage."

    •  If you like to climb trees, avoid climbing those located near electrical power lines.

    •  NEVER, ever touch an outdoor electrical pole or wire that has fallen to the ground. It could kill you!

    •  Stay away from and never touch transformers (usually large metal boxes attached to utility poles or on the ground) or substation equipment. They contain high-voltage equipment that can hurt you or kill you.

    •  Come inside during a thunderstorm (or even occasional flashes of lightning with no rain). Many people around the world are struck by lightning each year and nearly all of those are badly injured and some have been killed.

    •  Call 911 if you see a person who has been or is being electrocuted. Do NOT touch the person because they could be carrying the flow of electricity.

    •  NEVER swim during storms. As soon as you hear thunder or see lightning, get out of the water.

    •  Never throw objects at wires, utility poles or any other electrical utility equipment.