Electrical Safety Campaign

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Electrical Safety Campaign

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AEP reminds people that calling 811 before you dig is important and free
As the weather cools off, many people focus on outdoor projects like planting a tree or building a fence, but often forget the hazard the underground power lines can pose. Luckily, there is an easy and free service to help. Before any digging project, protect yourself and don't forget to call 811 first to have your underground power lines marked. AEP's short video and...
Sep 12, 2012 4:50 PM ET
Current storms can cause downed power lines; stay away cautions AEP
The storms caused by Hurricane Isaac can bring rain, flooding, strong winds -- and downed power lines. If you see a downed line of any kind, stay far away. You should call 911 and your local power company immediately. You can NOT tell by simply looking at a downed line if it is live or energized. Always assume all wires are live and carrying electricity. Don't touch the wire or anything...
Aug 30, 2012 8:00 PM ET
AEP Cautions Safe Use of Portable Generators During Power Outages
Portable fuel-burning generators may be used to supply electricity for the operation of small electrical appliances in the event of a power outage. While a generator can be convenient during an outage, potentially serious hazards exist if a generator is not used or connected properly. No matter how you plan to use a generator, always review all manufacturer’s recommendations for safe use and...
Aug 28, 2012 6:30 PM ET
AEP Educates About Storm Safety, Downed Power Lines
Tropical storms and hurricanes come with high winds and lots of rain. While these conditions can be dangerous enough, it often brings power lines down, which can deadly. You should NEVER touch a downed line. If you see a downed line, stay away and keep others away. Call 911 immediately and your local power company. Always remember, you can't see, smell or hear electricity, so always assume...
Aug 24, 2012 5:00 PM ET
AEP Video Reveals the Importance of Power Line Safety
Many people may underestimate the power of electricity. While it powers our modern conveniences, it can potentially be dangerous and even fatal, if you don't play it safe around electricity. AEP's short video shares power line...
Aug 16, 2012 2:10 PM ET