Setting off fireworks on the Fourth? Look for power lines

If the fireworks show is in your yard this July 4, steer clear of power lines. Most people celebrate by watching a local, professional show — supervised by firefighters. But if you’re starting the performance early with consumer fireworks,…

Electric safety tips

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May is National Electric Safety Month, and Tennessee's electric cooperatives are using the opportunity to remind everyone to be safe around electricity. “Electricity provides the benefits and conveniences that make modern life possible,”…

Thunderstorm safety tips from the American Red Cross

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When thunderstorms are rolling your way, stay safe with these helpful tips from the American Red Cross: Listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates. Watch for signs of a storm, like darkening skies, lightning flashes…

Stay safe on the farm this summer

During planting time, many farmers reap the benefits of advancement in agricultural technology. With the help of GPS auto-steer devices, farmers are able to decrease driver error and maximize productivity. Yet despite these advances, safety…

Plant the right tree in the right place this spring

When planting a tree, we often concentrate on the ground. Digging a hole. Preparing the soil. Fertilizing properly. It is also important to look up. Trees and powerlines don't mix, and the best time to think about it is before you even start…

Stay focused on safety during harvest

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During harvest season, many farmers reap the benefits of advancement in agricultural technology. With the help of GPS auto-steer devices, farmers are able to decrease driver error and maximize productivity. Yet despite these advances, safety…

Electrical safety lessons for kids

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We all know electricity plays a major role in our everyday lives, and it is a powerful resource that should be respected. Unfortunately, our children often do not understand the dangers of electricity. Tennessee's electric cooperatives encourage…

Farm safety tips

Fall can be a busy time on the farm, but it only takes a few seconds to be sure everyone stays safe. Follow these tips to protect lives and equipment: Keep equipment at least 10 feet from lines – at all times, in all directions. Inspect…

Use caution near co-op equipment

As you find yourself spending more time outdoors this summer, Tennessee's electric cooperatives remind you to exercise caution near electrical equipment maintained by the co-op. Substations and power lines carry extremely high voltages, and…

Electric co-ops and a culture of safety

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There is a children’s book titled Safety 1st, Safety Always. As you can imagine, it encompasses many of the traditional safety lessons parents should teach their children. We drill youngsters about safety from an early age because we know…