Macon Electric Cooperative reminds the public to practice electrical safety
In May, electric cooperatives across the country promote safety awareness to coincide with National Electrical Safety Month. Every year, thousands of accidents occur due to shock hazards and Macon Electric Cooperative is committed to educating the public about potential electrical dangers in the home.
Many home fires occur when electrical equipment is outdated or improperly used. In 2018, 1,345,500 fires were reported in the U.S., a 3.4% increase from 2017, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
“It is critical that the public understands their home’s electrical system and the safety concerns associated with it,” explains Dan Ulhorn, MEC Safety and Training Coordinator. “At MEC, we also promote outdoor electrical safety and how to stay safe around powerlines, both above and below ground.”
“MEC strives to be a leader in raising awareness of the importance of electrical safety by offering youth and community safety demonstrations,” states Allie Bennett, MEC Marking and Communications Manager. “Through electrical safety awareness and education, we can all play a part in preventing electrical hazards and injuries in the future.”