Spring into Outdoor Chores Safely

OutdorChoreWarm 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.