Is your home safe from these electrical hazards?
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 400 people are electrocuted in the United States every year.
An additional 500 lives are claimed and nearly 1.6 billion in property damage is caused by electrically-related fires.
Given these statistics and with May a National Electrical Safety Month, now is a good time to follow this checklist to ensure your “castle” is truly safe.
•Don’t overload outlets. Overloading an outlet can create a fire hazard.
•Outlets and switches. Replace any outlet or switch that has broken parts or cracks.
•Power cords and extension cords. Examine power cords for fraying or cracking and replace them.
•Use of power tools. Don’t use power tools in wet or damp spots, even if they are properly grounded.
Questions? Comment? Email Heather R. Breaux at firstname.lastname@example.org
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Being named Hahnville High School (HHS) valedictorian for the class of 2015 came as...
In the many years that Barry Minnich has been with the Luling Volunteer Fire...
It had been a long 18-hour day observing a presidential election in the Republic of...
Although Randall “Randy” Harvey had an idea he might be named Destrehan High School...
Ashlyn Frahm is this year’s salutatorian for Destrehan High School (DHS)....
A St. Rose woman has been arrested in connection with the alleged hit-and-run death...
Boutte Christian Academy (BCA) is a childcare and educational ministry of Life Church in Boutte. BCA was founded in 1980 as a Mother's Day Out Program and has grown over the years into a Class "A" Child Care Center and a State-Approved School
Convicted St. Rose murderer gets life in prison - 2006 views
A St. Rose man has received a mandatory sentence of life in prison for the 2012 killing of 19-year-old Jared Mealey, also of St. Rose.