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SOURCE Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Utility Helps Customers Avoid Unsafe Situations and Educate Children about Electrical Dangers in and Around the House
SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is raising awareness about electrical hazards during National Electrical Safety Month, which occurs every May. The utility is helping customers avoid critical and sometimes fatal injuries from accidental contact with electric equipment by providing an easy-to-use top 10 list of important electric safety tips. Home Owner Associations, community groups, schools and youth groups are strongly urged to share these safety tips with their members and students.
"Electricity drives our economy and makes our lives better. However, it can be extremely dangerous, which is why awareness and knowledge of potential hazards is so important," said Geisha Williams, executive vice president of electric operations for PG&E. "The consequences of accidentally contacting a power line can be tragic and even fatal."
Before working or playing in areas where electric lines are located, PG&E urges customers to take a few moments to evaluate their surroundings and assess the risk of accidental contact with overhead or underground power lines. PG&E also encourages parents, teachers, care givers and community leaders to educate their children about electric hazards in and around the house.
PG&E offers this top 10 list of important electric safety tips for customers:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/.
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