A Better Way to Protect Your Kids

A Better Way to Protect Your Kids

Got young kids or grandkids? Are you still using those removable caps to prevent them from putting small objects into unused electrical wall outlets? There may be a better way to protect the children you love. Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRR) are considered to be...
Cultivate Farm Safety

Cultivate Farm Safety

Farming is near the top of the list of the most hazardous jobs in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Electricity is one of the hazards farmworkers need to be cautious around especially when they are under pressure to work quickly. One critical part...
Water, Water, Everywhere!

Water, Water, Everywhere!

Since May is National Electrical Safety Month, GVEC urges you to take a moment to consider electrical safety of another sort. Each year people are killed by electrical shock while in the water near docks. Exposure to the elements and water movement can degrade the...
Lives Are on the Line!

Lives Are on the Line!

If your agricultural or oil field equipment has come into contact with an electric line, you’ve driven into an electric pole, or you’ve come across downed lines—assume the lines are energized even if they aren’t buzzing or humming. These are all potentially dangerous...
Catch the Safety Bug

Catch the Safety Bug

Louie the Lightning Bug may not be able to move his lips, but when GVEC’s safety mascot makes his annual flyby to second-grade classrooms in our service area, he speaks volumes about staying safe around electricity. In fact, you may even remember Louie from your...