Working From Home: Avoid These Hazards

Sep 1, 2020

While more people are working from home or helping the kids with schoolwork from home this fall, there are more potential electric hazards around the home. Take a look around your home, and stay safe by following these electric safety tips:

  • Do not overload outlets.
  • Use extension cords on a temporary basis only.
  • Do not run cords under rugs, doors, or windows.
  • Inspect electrical cords regularly for damage.
  • When unplugging something, pull from the plug and not from the cord.
  • Keep cords away from heat and water.
  • Save energy by unplugging appliances that are not in use.

Following these tips can help you stay safe while you’re staying home this fall.