- Avoid overloading outlets and use a power strip.
- Unplug appliances when you’re not using them to save energy and minimize the risk of shock or fire.
- Regularly inspect electrical cords and extension cords for damage.
- Extension cords should be used only on a temporary basis.
- Never plug a space heater or fan into an extension cord or power strip.
- Never run cords under rugs, carpets, doors or windows.
- Plug in smartly – make sure cords do not become tripping hazards.
- Keep papers and other potential combustibles at least three feet away from space heaters and other heat sources.
- Make sure you use proper wattage for lamps and lighting.
- Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Test them monthly, change batteries annually and replace the alarm every 10 years
Many people have transitioned to a work-from-home schedule over the past year. Here are ten electric safety tips to implement:
Sharon Pearce has served as the Director of Silent Voices since 1984, and has dedicated her life to speaking up for the unborn - and for the women who have been hurt by abortion.