This month, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of safety. We all depend on electricity to power our lives, but accidents can happen when electricity is improperly used.
May is National Electrical Safety Month, and throughout the month, Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative will work to raise awareness about the dangers of electricity. Visit our website, tvec.net, and our Facebook page to see safety tips and reminders.
Our Responsibility to You
We care deeply about the well-being of our members and encourage you to plug into safety especially this month. Thousands of people in the U.S. are critically injured or killed each year as a result of electrical fires, accidents and electrocution in their own homes, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International.
To promote safety education in our local communities, we conduct safety programs for local schools and other groups. We provide electrical safety content in Texas Co-op Power, and we encourage the public to contact us if they see a downed power line or any other type of dangerous electrical situation. We strive to provide our communities with safe, reliable and affordable electricity and serve as your trusted energy advisor, now and well into the future.
Our Responsibility to Employees
It is no accident that safety is a top priority at your electric co-op. We are committed to a culture of safety that is integral to our daily operations. We participate in programs and follow specific guidelines and protocols for electrical safety that are considered leading practices. Our lineworkers are required to wear personal protective equipment at all times when on the job. This includes special fire-resistant clothing that will self-extinguish, limiting potential injuries from burns and sparks. Insulated and rubber gloves are worn in tandem to protect from electrical shock. Our safety team regularly discusses important safety issues pertaining to work in our buildings and out in the field.
As the general manager/CEO of TVEC, I believe it is my duty and responsibility to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety. Take a moment to plug into safety. Please visit www.tvec.net for tips about how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.