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Articles in Category: Safety

5 Distracted driving stats you should know

5 Distracted driving stats you should know

Tipmont's utility crews work in dangerous conditions each and every day. As we move into the cold winter months, these conditions are exaggerated by poor visibility and slippery roads. Slow down, pay attention and eliminate distractions when you're driving.

Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

Few things signify the arrival of the winter holiday season than the hanging of lights inside and outside our homes. While these lights brighten the splendor of the season, they also carry safety risks. This infographic will help keep your family safe when decorating for the season.

Stay focused on safety during harvest

Stay focused on safety during harvest

During harvest season, many farmers reap the benefits of advancement in agricultural technology. With the help of GPS auto-steer devices, farmers are able to decrease driver error and maximize productivity. Yet despite these advances, safety risks remain. To help farmers stay out of harm’s way, Safe Electricity shares tips for a safe harvest.

Don't overload your home's outlets

Avoid Outlet Overload

James and Patty just moved into their new home. While it’s new to them, it’s an older home with a limited supply of electrical outlets.

James wants to plug several electronics into an outlet in the house’s living room. He figures, “What’s the big deal? I’ll just plug everything in through one outlet. It’ll be fine.”  The problem is, James may be overloading that outlet and setting the stage for an electrical fire.

Five tips for space heater safety

Space heaters are also responsible for 32 percent of house fires

Five tips for space heater safety

As temperatures drop this winter, many will look for supplemental heating sources for their homes. Space heaters can be a good alternative for those who want to warm one area of their home without turning up the thermostat on the central heating system. However, space heaters are also responsible for 32 percent of house fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. If you are planning to use a space heater in your home this winter, review these tips from Tipmont REMC to keep you, your family and your property safe.

Bundling up for winter storms

A family around a Christmas tree in winter

Are you ready for winter’s cold grasp? Snow and ice are inevitable, but being prepared can make a world of difference. Tipmont REMC provides the following tips to help you prepare for wintery blasts. 

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