This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Safety


Prevent Water Electrocution Accidents with others.


Boating and swimming are fun pastimes and a great way to cool off when temperatures get hot. However, there is a hidden danger of which many are unaware—electric shock drowning (ESD). Safe Elec- tricity urges water recreation enthusiasts to learn about ESD and prevent water electrocution accidents.


ESD claimed the life of 8-year-old Lucas Ritz in 1999. The Ritz family was stunned when Lucas was killed while swimming in a marina with his life jacket on and while under the close supervision of a par- ent. A boat plugged into shore power was silently leaking electricity into the water, and Lucas was killed as he swam into energized water. Lucas’s family and Safe Electricity urge everyone to learn about electrical hazards that can be hidden near docks, boats and marinas; how to stay safe; and to care enough to share that information


Safe Electric- ity provides the following tips to help you stay safe during water rec- reation activities: • Do not swim around docks with electrical equip- ment or boats plugged into shore power. • If you are


in the water and feel electric current, shout to let others know, try to stay upright, tuck your legs up to make yourself smaller and swim away from anything that could be ener- gized. Do not head to boat or dock ladders to get out. • If you are on the dock or shore when a swimmer feels electrical current, do not jump in. Throw them a float, turn off the shore power connection at the meter base, and/or unplug shore power cords. Try to elimi- nate the source of electricity as quickly as possible; then call for help. • If you own a boat and/ or dock make sure it has proper safety equipment, complies with applicable standards and codes, and


4 6


is checked out at least once a year.


1213601


Safe Electricity urges ev- eryone to spread some TLC by teaching what you know about water recreation safety, learn- ing about ESD, and sharing this important information with oth- ers. Learn more at SafeElec- tricity.org.


Do you need used wooden poles? If so,call 1-800-535- 1079 or 1-580-363-1260 ask for Chris Prince or James Dill


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114  |  Page 115  |  Page 116  |  Page 117  |  Page 118  |  Page 119  |  Page 120  |  Page 121  |  Page 122  |  Page 123  |  Page 124  |  Page 125  |  Page 126  |  Page 127  |  Page 128  |  Page 129  |  Page 130  |  Page 131  |  Page 132  |  Page 133  |  Page 134  |  Page 135  |  Page 136  |  Page 137  |  Page 138  |  Page 139  |  Page 140  |  Page 141  |  Page 142  |  Page 143  |  Page 144  |  Page 145  |  Page 146  |  Page 147  |  Page 148  |  Page 149  |  Page 150