Outlets – Are yours covered?

IMG_0250The importance of electricity becomes apparent when it’s cut off for any length of time. It’s great to have electrical power, but that power should be respected for the hazard it can be.

Lack of knowledge and skill are the leading cause of incidents involving electricity. Merely working close to electricity can be dangerous and children may be even less aware of the unseen dangers of electricity.

Keep yourself and your family safe when around electricity. Follow these rules:

  • Keep face plates on switches and outlets
  • Keep electrical panels covered to reduce shock and fire hazards
  • Do not use electrical tools near water
  • Grip the plug, not the cord, to unplug anything

For more information on electricity and check out our electrical safety fact sheet online!


About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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