DON’T POST ON POLES

DON’T POST ON POLES

What do yard sale signs, basketball hoops, deer stands, and birdhouses have in common? They are often found illegally attached to electric poles. While it may seem like a good use of real estate, attachments like this cause safety issues and place the lives of GVEC...
Watch Out Below

Watch Out Below

It’s easy to take electricity for granted since it’s usually hidden behind a switch or wall. But, it can be underground, too, which is why you need to take extra care with digging and landscaping projects this spring. Your diligence could save lives: yours as well as...
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...