This month, Marshall County REMC would like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of safety.
May is Electrical Safety Month, and Marshall County REMC will be sharing safety tips and reminders throughout the month to help raise awareness about the dangers of electricity. We all depend on electricity to power our lives, but accidents can happen when electricity is improperly used.
Our responsibility to you
Marshall County REMC’s concern for safety extends beyond our employees. We care deeply about the safety of our members, and this month, we encourage you to plug into safety.
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, thousands of people in the U.S. are critically injured and electrocuted as a result of electrical fires, accidents and electrocution in their own homes.
To promote safety education in our local communities, we present safety demonstrations at local schools and at community events. We frequently provide electrical safety content in Electric Consumer, and we encourage you to contact us if you see a downed power line or any other type of dangerous electrical situation. We strive to provide our communities with safe, reliable and affordable electricity and to serve as your trusted energy advisor now and well into the future.
Our responsibility to employees
It is no accident that safety is a top priority at Marshall County REMC. We are committed to a culture of safety that is integral to our daily operations.
In fact, Marshall County REMC is part of the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP) that follows specific guidelines and protocols for electrical safety that are considered leading practices.
Our lineworkers are required to wear personal protective equipment at all times when on the job. This includes special fire-resistant clothing that will self-extinguish, limiting potential injuries from burns and sparks. Insulated and rubber gloves are worn in tandem to protect from electrical shock. Our safety team regularly discusses important safety issues pertaining to work within the building as well as out in the field.
We believe it is our duty and responsibility to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety. Take a moment to plug into safety. Please visit www.marshallremc.com/content/safety-precautions or facebook.com/marshallcountyremc for tips about how to keep you and your loved ones safe.