For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
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PUCO helps raise awareness for National Electrical Safety Month

COLUMBUS, OHIO (May 9, 2013) – Electricity plays a vital part in everyday life. Using electricity, people can turn on lights, prepare meals, and complete home improvement projects. However, electricity is a very powerful force, and if proper safety measures are not taken, it can be extremely dangerous and even deadly.

Accidents can be prevented by practicing safety around electric appliances, tools, and power lines. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) offers these tips for safety when working with electricity, indoors and outdoors in recognition of May being National Electrical Safety Month.

Indoor safety:
Outdoor safety:

By keeping these safety tips in mind, you can prevent electrical accidents from happening and be prepared to respond if an accident occurs.


The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business, and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.

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