Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power

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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.

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Always Call 811 Before You Dig!
Contact with underground power lines can cause injury and even death. Don’t put yourself or you loved ones in a dangerous situation. Always call 811 before you dig to have underground power lines marked. Learn more with this factsheet.
Apr 23, 2012 7:25 PM ET
Help Spread the Word on Underground Power Line Safety
April is National Safe Digging Month…Help spread the word on underground power line safety. Tell your family, friends and neighbors to call 811 to have underground power lines marked before any outdoor excavation projects. This factsheet has all the details on the free and easy process.
Apr 18, 2012 11:00 AM ET
Stay Safe Around Underground Electric Lines
Spring has sprung. Stay safe around underground electric lines by calling 811 before any digging project. Need more information? Watch our video. AEP - American Electric Power
Apr 16, 2012 11:00 AM ET
Know What's Below - Call 811 Before you Dig
Know what’s below. One simple call to 811 before you dig can prevent unwanted and potentially deadly contact with underground power lines. This short video explains the free and easy process.   AEP - American Electric Power
Apr 13, 2012 11:00 AM ET
Dig Safe - April is National Safe Digging Month
April is National Safe Digging Month. If you have underground electric lines, never start a digging project without knowing where the lines are located. Call 811 before you dig to avoid serious injury, expenses or possible penalties.
Apr 11, 2012 11:00 AM ET

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