After a storm like Hurricane Ida, widespread power outages and high summer temperatures often lead people to turn to portable generators to keep air circulating and refrigerators running. But improper use of gas generators is one of the leading dangers after a storm passes.
By learning to recognize the signs of heat-related illnesses and taking steps to prevent them, you can keep your employees safe, comfortable and productive.
In a home, the best conductors are the electrical wiring and plumbing.
“You should not shower during a thunderstorm.” You’ve probably heard this old wives’ tale at one point or another. It may sound silly that you’d need to skip a shower or bath if there’s thunder or lightning, but as it turns out, this old tale rings true.
Program identifies, addresses under-performing devices
During the winter storm in February, Entergy employee Matt Courtney of Clinton received a call from an elderly neighbor whose power was out. She had been running a space heater with a portable generator and needed help connecting it to her refrigerator to keep her food from spoiling.
It's always best to assume all downed lines are energized.
Electricity is a safe and reliable form of energy. However, it can be dangerous if not treated properly. The following is a checklist of items that you can use throughout your home to help protect your family.