Electrical Safety

By Logan K. and Seth B.

Introduction

Electrical saftey is the technique used to save and prevent people from encountering dangerous electrical situations.

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Joe Shmoe on Electrical Safety

Five simple facts to know About electricity

  1. 3 things that could harm you are burns, physical injuries, and nervous system effects
  2. Some burns can come with little damage to major scars later on
  3. Some physical injuries include broken bones and muscle damage.
  4. Some nervous system effects could effect your breathing and could cause you to stop breathing which is very dangerous

Five simple ways to prevent electrical problems

  1. Do not use any electrical device that sparks, smokes, hums, emits a burning smell, or shows any cord damage. Never operate an electric appliance while standing in water.
  2. Inspect your plugs and cords regularly.
  3. Using a 100-watt bulb in a 60-watt fixture can melt the lighting wires, creating a shock and fire hazard. The same danger exists when plugging a cord into an adapter outlet that screws into a light bulb socket.
  4. Install GFCI (ground-fault circuit-interrupter) outlets in all bathrooms, kitchens, garages and other areas that are prone to moisture. GFCIs can protect your home against common electrical accidents such as shock or fire from electrical current reaching water, faulty appliance and wiring, and other ground-fault hazards.
  5. Faulty wiring is the second leading cause of electrical fires.