NYSEG reminds everyone to work and play safely | Environment
Warm weather has arrived, that means more people are outside. One thing NYSEG wants everyone to remember is safety.
Some Safety Reminders :
Look up- Look Out- always carefully check your area for potential hazards like overhead powerlines.
Call 811 before you dig- You never know when there is a power line or gas main buried below.
Play it Safe- Parents should remind children to stay away from electrical equipment, substations, never climb utility poles, and never fly kites near power lines.
Water and Electricity don't mix- Keep power tools away from water, pools, rain, wet ground. Its a good idea to add GFCI's to outdoor outlets.
Trees near power lines- Get a professional to cut any trees near power lines.
Be Alert for gas leaks- Natural gas smells, may look like a white cloud, and may have a roaring noise associated with it.