Warm weather is here and so are outdoor chores such as gutter cleaning and landscaping. In celebration of National Electrical Safety Month, here are a few safety tips before you get started:
- Use a fiber glass or wooden ladder and maintain at least a 10-foot clearance when working near power lines
- Carry long or tall items such as ladders, scaffolding or tree sawsparallel to the ground to avoid contact with overhead wires
- Never touch a power line with any part of your body
- Wear goggles, gloves and enclosed footwear when handling electric or battery-operated tools
Visit our Safety Center page for more tips.