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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In 2016, more than 65,000 wildfires burned 5.4 million acres of land in the United States according to the National Centers for Environmental Information. The worst part? Many of these wildfires could have been prevented.
When the power goes out, so do Tipmont REMC’s line crews. Lineworkers are the first to respond after an outage occurs, and they work tirelessly to restore power to the communities we serve.
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.
Keep these tips in mind when decorating your home
Follow some common sense to keep your Christmas tree fresh and electrical lights safe.
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.
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.
Indiana Electric Cooperatives and Tipmont REMC warn players of the augmented reality game Pokémon Go to stay away from power lines, transformers, and substations when playing the game.
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.
Space heaters are also responsible for 32 percent of house fires
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.