Commitment to Safety
‘Stay safe.’ It’s a phrase we hear all the time. To some people, it has a special meaning, especially when they’re on the job. It means coming home at night to loved ones, whole and unharmed. To lineworkers who face danger daily working with electricity, it means focus and preparation and following some common steps to avoid pitfalls.
Because we live and work in the community we serve, we care about our neighbors. TCEC conducts electrical safety demonstrations in schools.
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, each year thousands of people in the United States are critically injured and electrocuted as a result of electrical fires, accidents and electrocution in their own homes. Many of these accidents are preventable. There is much you can do to keep yourself and your community safe around electricity.
Don’t attempt electrical projects yourself or overload your outlets. Report downed power lines, unlocked substations or padmount transformers that look amiss.
If a power line falls on your car, stay in it unless a fire or other emergency causes you to exit. If you must exit, shuffle your feet or hop with them together.
If you would like us to provide a safety demonstration at your school or community event, please contact TCEC at 580.652.2418. Pause and take the extra time to plug into safety.
TCEC has a comprehensive internal safety program to help keep its lineworkers safe. Here are some things members can do to help our lineworkers stay safe on the job.
Utility poles are not bulletin boards. Think before you post that sign. Staples, nails and tacks used to hang signs and flyers create dangerous obstacles for electric lineworkers. Their jobs are dangerous enough - help us keep them safe! (Source: NRECA)