For your safety, power lines are high up in the air and buried beneath the ground, away from you. However, sometimes storms can bring lines down. Because you can't tell if a power line is energized just by looking at it, always take caution and assume that any downed power lines are live.
Follow the safety precautions below to help prevent serious or fatal injuries. Please review this information with your family or workforce.
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Learn about electrical safety and more with Louie the Lightning Bug®.
Understand safety precautions that you can take to help reduce the risk of wildfire damage.
Avoid equipment accidents, and learn how to work safely around power lines and irrigation systems.
Be sure to maintain a 20-foot circle of safety and carefully manage heavy equipment near power lines.
Increase your awareness of electrical hazards to watch out for at an emergency scene.
Download or order a variety of free brochures about electrical safety and other topics in English and Spanish.
Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) are found wherever there is electric power. Learn more about the effects of 60-hertz (power frequency) EMF and practical tips you can use to reduce your exposure at home and at work.