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We put two things first: our members and their safety.

Consolidated Electric has two safety programs in place for second and third graders. 

The Safety Whiz kid ad-design contest is open to all second grade students in our local and surrounding service territories. Students design an electric safety ad and a winner is selected from each classroom, and one winner is selected from each school, and from there one overall grand prize winner is selected. Details of the program and prize amounts can be requested from safetywhizkid@consolidated.coop.

The school safety demonstration program is available to all third grade classrooms in our local and surrounding service territory.  Our safety director can be booked for this 45 min presentation involving electric safety in and around your homes. The presentation involves a table top interactive demo and each child receives a safety packet to take home. For additional information please contact service@consolidated.coop.

 

It’s so important to stay safe around electricity, and there are a lot of factors that go into staying safe. The information below includes all the things you need to know to stay safe with regard to dealing with electricity.

Locating underground utility lines.

If you’re planning a project that requires digging or excavation work, make sure you know where your underground utility lines are located. Accidentally hitting utility lines can be costly and dangerous.

Before you dig, call the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS). Underground gas lines, power lines, communication cables, water lines and other utilities can lie at various depths below the surface of the area marked for excavation.

To request assistance in locating underground electric lines, call OUPS at (800) 362-2764 or 811 at least two business days before you plan on digging.

Below are links to safety brochures covering a variety of topics.

Childproofing your home
Downed power lines
Farm safety
Holiday safety
Home safety
Outdoor safety
Natural gas safety
Propane safety
Storm safety