Pee Dee Electric recognizes National Electrical Safety month every May, but we also know the importance of practicing safety year-round. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, thousands of people in the U.S. are critically injured and electrocuted as a result of electrical fires, accidents and electrocution in their own homes.
Here at Pee Dee, safety is top priority, and that’s why we stay committed to building a culture of safety that is fundamental to our daily operations. In fact, Pee Dee Electric is part of the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP) that follows specific guidelines and protocols for electrical safety that are considered leading practices. Our linemen are required to wear personal protective equipment when on the job. This includes special fire-resistant clothing that will self-extinguish, limiting potential injuries from burns and sparks, in addition to insulated rubber gloves to protect from electrical shock. Furthermore, we hold regular safety meetings each week to discuss important safety issues pertaining to work out in the field as well as work within the building.
As your trusted energy provider, Pee Dee Electric strives to provide our communities with safe, reliable, and affordable electricity. We deeply care about the safety of our members and want to help keep you and all of the members of our community safe. That’s why you’ll see Pee Dee Electric hosting safety demonstrations at community events and in schools throughout the year, focusing on educating students about safety, electricity, and the environment. We frequently provide electrical safety content over social media and in the Pee Dee Hi-Lite encouraging the public to contact us with questions or when seeking additional information.
We educate children about safety from an early age because we know how important it is to protect ourselves and those we care about. As the CEO of Pee Dee Electric, I believe it is my duty and responsibility to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety. I encourage you to take some time to learn about electrical safety and talk with your kids about playing it safe and smart around electricity.