The following resources are available for use in October.
- Leadership column – Co-op Month
- Magazine article – Co-ops Vote
- Energy Vampires media release/article – Customize for magazine, post to website and distribute to local media
Posts for October
- October 1 – Happy #CoopMonth! Electric cooperatives are more than energy providers. Discover what it means to be part of an electric co-op: [Link to co-op’s website or applicable webpage]
- October 2 – As a co-op, we are owned by the community we serve. That’s why our member-owners come first, now and always. #coopseethefuture #CoopMonth #coopsbuildup
- October 3 – Do you know where your energy comes from? You may be one of hundreds of electric co-ops like us, who proudly serve 1 in 8 Americans across 48 states. #coopseethefuture #CoopMonth #coopsbuildup
- October 4 – Some things fade with time, but our commitment to our members only grows stronger. #coopseethefuture #CoopMonth #coopsbuildup
- October 5 – Tennessee law requires motorists to slow down or move over when passing utility crews on the side of the road. Help our lineworkers to get home safely and #moveoverTN [LINK TO MOVEOVERTENNESSEE.ORG]
- October 8 – The state of Tennessee’s Remastered series focuses on Tennessee’s most iconic companies. This episode takes a look at a co-op served business – Jack Daniels in Lynchburg. #coopsbuildup [LINK TO https://youtu.be/8eq8WOXRyvQ]
- October 9 – Share a behind-the-scenes image from the co-op (linemen loading up for the day, dispatch center, etc…) Explain how this work serves the members.
- October 10 – Share article from tnmagazine.org. [LINK TO ARTICLE ON TNMAGAZINE.ORG]
- October 11 – Co-ops build stronger communities. #coopsbuildup Tennessee. #CoopMonth [Share Build Up video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-0EePVhRcw]
- October 12 – Voting is important. Election day is November 6. #coopsvote
- October 15 – Share article from tnmagazine.org. [LINK TO ARTICLE ON TNMAGAZINE.ORG]
- October 16 – Electric co-ops have a significant impact on Tennessee. #coopsbuildup #coopmonth
- October 17 – Tennessee’s electric co-ops keep the lights on 99.96 percent of the time. #coopsbuildup #coopmonth
- October 18 – Today is the Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service. Our employees are serving our communities by [PROVIDE DETAILS ON YOUR PROJECTS AND INCLUDE PHOTOS] #TNcoopdayofservice
- October 19 – Tennessee’s co-ops are proud to be a part of the communities we serve. #coopsbuildup #coopmonth
- October 21 – On this day in 1879 Thomas Edison devised a workable electric light bulb in his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
- October 22 – Cooler temps are just around the corner! Is your home’s heating system ready?
- October 23 – Two weeks from today Americans will head to the polls. We hope to see you there. #coopsvote [LINK TO VOTING ARTICLE ON WEBSITE]
- October 24 – Share article from tnmagazine.org. [LINK TO ARTICLE ON TNMAGAZINE.ORG]
- October 25 – Share a behind-the-scenes image from the co-op (linemen loading up for the day, dispatch center, etc…) Explain how this work serves the members.
- October 26 – Washington Youth Tour changes lives, and we are proud to be a part of it. Learn more at youthtour.tnelectric.org. #TNWYT
- October 29 – Make your voice heard this #electionday. #coopsvote
- October 30 – Follow these helpful tips to slay the energy vampires in your home. [LINK TO ENERGY VAMPIRE ARTICLE ON YOUR WEBSITE]
- October 31 – Our team at [CO-OP NAME] wish you and your family a safe and happy Halloween.
The following resources are available for use in September.
- Leadership column – Prepare for winter
- Media release/magazine article – Fall Harvest Safety
- Magazine sidebar – Farm first aid kit
Posts for September
- September 2 – Have a safe and happy #LaborDay. [CO-OP NAME] offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3. [PROVIDE INFORMATION TO REPORT OUTAGES]
- September 5 – Move Over for utility workers in Tennessee. It’s the law. #moveoverTN [LINK TO MOVEOVERTENNESSEE.ORG]
- September 7 – There are lots of exciting things happening in Tennessee. Check out Remastered – a new series that focuses on Tennessee’s most iconic companies. We are proud to say that co-ops serve Lodge Manufacturing in South Pittsburg. #coopsbuildup [LINK TO https://youtu.be/wBGVW6Dgxfs]
- September 10 – Share a behind-the-scenes image from the co-op (linemen loading up for the day, dispatch center, etc…) Explain how this work improves safety and reliability.
- September 12 – Highlight bill payment option #1 [LINK TO PAYMENT OPTIONS PAGE ON CO-OP WEBSITE]
- September 14 – Share article from tnmagazine.org. [LINK TO ARTICLE ON TNMAGAZINE.ORG]
- September 17 – September 16-22 is National Farm Safety Week. Take a moment to read these tips to keep you and your crew #everydaysafe this Fall. #farmsafetyweek [LINK TO ARTICLE ABOVE OR TO ARTICLE ON EVERYDAYSAFE.ORG]
- September 18 – Co-ops care about the next generation. Here are some tips to keep children safe on the farm. #farmsafetyweek #everydaysafe [LINK TO ARTICLE ON YOUR OWN SITE OR TO EVERYDAYSAFE.ORG: https://www.tnelectric.org/2018/07/23/child-safety-farm/]
- September 19 – Harvest season means hard work and long days – but rushing the job to save time can be deadly! Keep these tips in mind, and have a safe #harvest18. #everydaysafe #farmsafetyweek
- September 20 – Do you have a farm first aid kit? This is a pretty good list of supplies needed to start one. #farmsafetyweek #everydaysafe [LINK TO ARTICLE ON YOUR WEBSITE OR https://www.tnelectric.org/2018/07/23/farm-first-aid-kit/]
- September 21 – Co-ops build stronger communities. #coopsbuildup Tennessee. [Share Build Up video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-0EePVhRcw]
- September 22 – Today is the first day of Fall. Photo by Robin Conover of The Tennessee Magazine.
- September 24 – The nights are getting longer. Improve safety and security with outdoor lighting from [CO-OP NAME].
- September 26 – Share article from tnmagazine.org. [LINK TO ARTICLE ON TNMAGAZINE.ORG]
- September 28 – Highlight bill payment option #2 [LINK TO PAYMENT OPTIONS PAGE ON CO-OP WEBSITE]
Thousands of children are injured and hundreds are killed every year by hazards found on the farm. Some of these children are working on the farm while others wander into trouble on their own or are invited into hazardous areas. Implement injury prevention strategies today to protect agriculture’s greatest resource, our children.
- Do not allow children to roam freely on the farm. Design a fenced “safe play area.” This area should be near the house and away from work activities.
- Inspect your farm on a regular basis for hazards that can injure children wandering on your farm. Correct obvious hazards immediately.
- Children who are physically able to be involved in farm work should be assigned age-appropriate tasks and continually trained to perform them. They should also be constantly supervised.
- Equip all barns, farm shops, chemical storage areas, livestock pens, etc. with latches that can be locked or secured so that children cannot enter.
- Always turn equipment off, lower hydraulics and remove the key before leaving equipment unattended.
- Do not expose children to hazards. Never carry them on tractors and equipment or invite them into the farm shop, livestock barns, grain bins, etc.
- Is there a designated “safe play area?”
- Are equipment guards in place?
- Are hazardous work areas locked?
- Are farm ponds and pits fenced?
Information supplied by the National Safety Council’s Agricultural Division, the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) – www.necasag.org or 888-844-6322.
Even when you take precautions, a farm can be a dangerous place. Equipment, livestock and other dangers pose risks for families and employees that are not found in other environments. These unique dangers require unique preparation.
The National Ag Safety Database and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension provide this list of items needed to create a farm first aid kit. Most, if not all, of these supplies can be found at the local drug store or are available online. Think about keeping one of these in each vehicle and tractor.
The following is a list of items that should be in a farm first aid kit:
- A basic first aid manual
- Two triangular bandages with 36″ sides (made from bed sheets)
- Spray antiseptic (not a pressurized can)
- Sterile saline solution
- Twelve adhesive bandages and four safety pins
- Two pairs of rubber or latex gloves
- Eye goggles
- Three small packages of sugar
- Mouth protection device for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
- Four compress bandages, 2″x2″, 4″x4″
- 24″x72″ compress
- Six pressure bandages
- Gauze bandage
- Stainless steel bandage scissors (strong enough to cut through denim)
- One elastic wrap
- Cold pack
- Amputation preservation kit (plastic bags: one large garbage bag, four kitchen-sized and two bread bags)
- Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
- Two-inch sterile gauze pads (four to six)
- Four-inch sterile gauze pads (four to six)
- Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
- Two-inch sterile roller bandages (three roles)
- Three-inch sterile roller bandages (three roles)
- Splints: ¼ inch thick x 3 inches wide x 12 to 15 inches long
- Scissors, tweezers, needle
- Moistened towelettes
- Sterile saline solution
- Tongue blades (two)
- Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
- Assorted sizes of safety pins
- Cleansing agent/soap
The following resources are available for use in August.
Posts for August
- First day of school – School starts today in [COUNTIES]. We hope that students, teachers and administrators have a great year! We’re rooting for you!
- August 1 – Tuesday is #electionday. #coopsvote
- August 2 – It’s #electionday. Make your voice heard. #coopsvote
- August 3 – Move Over for utility workers in Tennessee. It’s the law. #moveoverTN [LINK TO MOVEOVERTENNESSEE.ORG]
- August 6 – Share a behind-the-scenes image from the co-op (linemen loading up for the day, dispatch center, etc…) Explain how this work improves safety and reliability.
- August 8 – Our crews train to be #everydaysafe. We want your family to be everyday safe, too. Tips to protect your family: [Link to http://www.everydaysafe.org].
- August 10 – Share article from tnmagazine.org. [LINK TO ARTICLE ON TNMAGAZINE.ORG]
- August 11 – It’s National Safe Digging Day. Call #811 before you dig. [Insert GIF: https://giphy.com/gifs/loop-hole-dig-tDOwHqLWykZgI]
- August 14 – Co-ops build stronger communities. #coopsbuildup Tennessee. [Share Build Up video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-0EePVhRcw]
- August 16 – Save energy and money by keeping your thermostat on 74 and using ceiling fans.
- August 20 – Hey, teachers! [CO-OP NAME] has several programs and presentations available for your classroom at no cost. [DETAILS ON HOW TO LEARN MORE – VISIT WEBSITE OR CALL…] [POST PHOTO OF SCHOOL PROGRAM]
- August 22 – Share article from tnmagazine.org. [LINK TO ARTICLE ON TNMAGAZINE.ORG]
- August 24 – VIDEO: Common Energy Myths: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNnCe72PD9M
- August 28 – Today our crews are working in [LOCATION] to [DESCRIBE JOB] [POST IMAGE]
- August 30 – Do you know your eScore? Visit [CO-OP SITE OR 2ESCORE.COM] for information and incentives to make your home more efficient.
Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association
2964 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN 37204
Phone : 615.367.9284 | 800.842.4029