Pennsylvania PUC Advises Consumers that May is National Electric Safety Month

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The Pennsylvania PUC updated their website to include consumer information on electric safety. As a reminder, any outages or equipment issues should be reported to the local utility.

Public Utilities Commission of Pennsylvania
Contact: Robin Tilly

Electric Safety

The PUC formed its Electric Safety Division (ESD) in 2014, and is currently a part of the Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement. The ESD conducts observations, inspections, audits and investigations concerning regulated Electric Distribution Companies (EDCs) contained within the Commonwealth.

Pennsylvania One Call 811:

The Keystone of Damage Prevention Pennsylvania One Call System is a non-profit Pennsylvania corporation created to protect the underground facilities before anyone begins to disturb the earth. PA One Call receives requests from excavators, contractors, plumbers, builders, designers, and the general public to find out where underground lines are located. Pennsylvania One Call notifies member underground facility owners of the intent to excavate. The member underground facility owner then marks where their lines are located.

Electrical Safety Foundation International

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is the premier non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace. May is Electrical Safety Month and to find out more information, visit the ESFI website.

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