#SAFETYFIRST Every Day Not Just in May
In May, electric cooperatives across the country promote safety awareness to coincide with National Electrical Safety Month. Every year, thousands of accidents occur due to shock hazards, and Wharton County Electric Cooperative is committed to educating our members about potential electrical dangers in the home.
Many home fires occur when electrical equipment is outdated or improperly used.
“It is critical that the public understands their home’s electrical system and the safety concerns associated with the latest residential technologies before bringing them into their homes,” explains WCEC GM/CEO Gary Raybon. “With newer technologies, such as solar panels, electric vehicles and more electrical gadgets in the home, we all need to be well educated and make sure to have an electrical system that’s compatible with the increased load.”
To raise awareness of the importance of electrical safety, WCEC always includes safety information here in Texas Co-op Power. We also offer more information on our website at MyWCEC.coop/Safety. Our online Kids Corner is designed specifically for teaching children about electrical safety through quizzes, home safety checklists, and videos.
Through electrical safety awareness and education, we can all play a part in preventing electrical hazards and injuries in the future.
Always remember to keep #SafetyFirst.