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Be Alert to Avoid Lightning

Did you know lighting can strike even if it’s not raining? Lightning strikes kill 55 to 60 people every year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). More than 400 people are hit by a bolt each year. But if you prepare before an outdoor event and know how to protect yourself, you […]

Home Wiring Over the Hill?

Consider Easy Upgrades to Boost Safety By Kelly Trapnell  Nothing has the charm of an older home on a family farm or a cute cottage in a historical downtown district. But cosmetic and structural upgrades are often packged with the cozy charm. When upgrading your home, a fresh coat of paint and updated fixtures may […]

Safety Tips for Installing Insulation

When tackling home insulation installation on your own, safety should be top of mind. Follow these tips from the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association on safe insulation installation practices. Wear appropriate clothing. To reduce the chances of skin irritation, wear a head cover, gloves, and loose-fitting, long-sleeved, long-legged clothing. Wear proper personal protective equipment. Safety […]

Treat Power Tools with Care

Before you fire up that power tool for your next do-it-yourself home project, remember to treat electrical devices with care. Even though many tools are equipped with safety mechanisms, it’s still important to heed precautions. Keep in mind these tips from the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) when using power tools: Do not […]

Electrical Safety Vacation Checklist

Summer vacations are hard to pull off these days, so it’s important that trip-takers have peace of mind while away. The electrical safety checklist below will help you decrease the risk of problems occurring while on vacation: Turn off all electrical appliances, including toaster ovens, stoves, and curling irons. Unplug television sets and computers?these items […]