Electrical Safety

Middleton Fire dept.

How to Steer Clear of Burns, Shocks & Electrocution.

Electricity's an incredible convenience in our lives. It makes so many thing possible from your phone to cooking your food and lighting your home.

Follow the rules—and electricity's safe. Don't...and you're asking for trouble. At MELD, safety is our priority. Here are Safety Tips that will help keep you and your family well and happy.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIG.

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Call before you dig! CALL DIGSAFE BY DIALING 811. It's the law.

Homeowners and even some contractors can make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked. But every digging job requires a call—even small projects like planting trees and shrubs.

The depth of utility lines varies. And there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Call two days in advance of digging and a DigSafe representative will send out someone to mark underground facilities.

PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING AT LEAST 2 DAYS IN ADVANCE:

Call DIGSAFE by Dialing 811.

Click here for more from DigSafe.

JUST ASK OSHA!

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OSHA, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration offers great safety tips.

Electrical hazards and carelessness can cause burns, shocks and electrocution.

Click here for more.

KIDS SAFETY FROM ESFI.

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The Electrical Safety Foundation Institute has a great corner of their website called "Kids' Corner". It's loaded with interactive lessons, activities and videos aimed at keeping your children safe.

Check it out here. Stay safe, healthy and alive.

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