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Electrical hazards can exist in the office, too

Electrical hazards can exist in the office, too

Most office environments are considered low-risk in terms of electrical hazards. But that doesn’t mean you should take safety for granted. Just because you’re not working on a factory floor with high-voltage equipment or are operating large machinery outdoors near power lines, don’t assume electrical hazards can’t be present.

 

Avoid downed power lines!

Avoid downed power lines!

Power lines crisscross our countryside, bringing the benefits of electricity. But storms or accidents can knock them from their perch and put them on the ground or within reach. Just because they’re down doesn’t mean they’re dead.

Buying a new home?

Make sure it’s up to snuff

Buying a new home?

Your friends at Tipmont Wintek want to be sure that if you are buying a new home you don’t overlook the hidden system of wires that surrounds you in the home.

Steps to restoring service

Steps to restoring service

When a storm brings widespread power outages to your area, please be patient as your electric cooperative prioritizes repairs and methodically works to restore service.

Electrical fire safety: prepare and prevent

Electrical fire safety: prepare and prevent

Home fires started by malfunctioning electric appliances and faulty wiring kill nearly 500 Americans each year and cause $1.3 billion in property damage. But many electrical fires can be prevented simply by following basic safe practices and being aware.

Creating an electrical safety plan before you plant a tree

Creating an electrical safety plan before you plant a tree

Early autumn is often considered the best time to plant a tree. But no time is a good time if you don’t have a plan and take precautions. Not only do dangers lurk for the person at planting time, but without a plan, a tree can cause problems for nearby power lines, people who rely on the power, and the longevity of the tree itself.

Drones Pose Electrical Safety Issues

Drones Pose Electrical Safety Issues

The use of drones has increased rapidly in the past several years. Coming in various sizes ranging from hummingbird to bald eagle, these remote-controlled aircraft are being used in a vast number of ways by government, industries, commercial enterprises and hobbyists.

Harvest workers urged to take time to reap safe harvest

Harvest workers urged to take time to reap safe harvest

It can be an exciting and exhausting time, the culmination of a season of hard work. However, the rush to harvest can also yield tragic outcomes. Each year, dozens of farm workers are killed and hundreds are injured in accidents involving power lines and electrical equipment.  

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