Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power
Keeping the public safe around electricity is a priority for AEP. We work to proactively educate various at-risk public groups such as first responders, commercial contractors and children about the potential dangers of electricity. We conduct proactive outreach and offer numerous resources and online tools, including an electrical safety e-learning module, videos and factsheets about electrical safety.
Informing the public about how to properly handle certain situations involving electric is important. Recent severe weather conditions have caused downed power lines and we want you to know what to do if you come across a downed wire. Do you know what to do if a power is down in your front yard? Today's tough economic conditions are resulting in AEP experiencing an increase is copper theft. Copper theft is not only illegal, it can cause severe injury or even death. Please don't go near distribution poles, power lines or electrical substations.
This series of five chapters will introduce to electricity, how it is generated, how it arrives at your home or business and provides key safety tips. We invite you to watch each of the short videos and learn about this vital resource.