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10 WAYS TO STAY SAFE WHILE WORKING FROM HOME

Many people have transitioned to a work-from-home schedule over the past year. Here are ten electric safety tips to implement:

  1. Avoid overloading outlets and use a power strip.
  2. Unplug appliances when you’re not using them to save energy and minimize the risk of shock or fire
  3. Regularly inspect electrical cords and extension cords for damage
  4. Extension cords should be used only on a temporary basis
  5. Never plug a space heater or fan into an extension cord or power strip
  6. Never run cords under rugs, carpets, doors or windows
  7. Plug in smartly – make sure cords do not become tripping hazards
  8. Keep papers and other potential combustibles at least three feet away from space heaters and other heat sources
  9. Make sure you use proper wattage for lamps and lighting
  10. Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Test them monthly, change batteries annually and replace the alarm every 10 years

For more safety tips, visit sdge.com/safety.