Electrical Safety Tips

The following are some general recommendations regarding reducing electrical hazard risks.

  • Minimize the use of extension cords.
  • Do not run cords under a rug.
  • Never overload an electrical socket.
  • Do not use light bulb wattage which is higher than the specified wattage on the outlet.
  • Check regularly for loose wires, or loose lighting fixtures.
  • Make sure there is sufficient air space around your television, stereo, etc. to prevent overheating.
  • If you experience frequent fuse blows, immediately cut down on the number of appliances to that circuit.
  • Be sure all electrical equipment bears the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label.