Electrical Safety

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Prevention tips to accompany photos:

  • Insert plugs fully into sockets.
  • Don't overload extension cords or wall sockets.
  • Never force a three-prong cord into a two-slot outlet.

Electrical Outlet covers

Close crop of African American child by outlet covers
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Close crop of African American child by outlet covers

African American child by outlet covers (with Buzz Lightyear)
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African American child by outlet covers (with Buzz Lightyear)

African American child by outlet covers (with book)
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African American child by outlet covers (with book)

Hispanic child by outlets (with book)
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Hispanic child by outlets (with book)

Close up of Hispanic child with outlets to the right
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Close up of Hispanic child with outlets to the right

Wall socket with outlet covers
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Wall socket with outlet covers

3-Pronged Plug and Outlet

Prevention tips to accompany photos:

  • Never force a three-prong cord into a two-slot outlet.
Close up of hand inserting 3-prong cord into 3-prong outlet
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Close up of hand inserting 3-prong cord into 3-prong outlet

Close up of outlet; 3-prong cord fully inserted in top socket
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Close up of outlet; 3-prong cord fully inserted in top socket

Overloaded Electrical Socket

Prevention tips to accompany photos:

  • Don't overload extension cords or wall sockets.
Overloaded electrical socket with international no symbol superimposed
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Overloaded electrical socket with international "no" symbol superimposed

 

Multiplug

Prevention tips to accompany photos:

  • Don't overload extension cords or wall sockets.
Overhead shot of full loaded multi plug
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Overhead shot of full loaded multi plug

 

Extension Cords

Orange extension cord plugged in and on top of carpet
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Orange extension cord plugged in and on top of carpet

Orange extension cord plugged in and on top of carpet
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Orange extension cord plugged in and on top of carpet

Frayed Cord Disposal

Prevention tips to accompany photos:

  • Check appliances and wiring often.
  • Replace worn, old, or damaged appliance cords right away.
African American woman with frayed cord over trash bin
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African American woman with frayed cord over trash bin

Close up of frayed cord (in trash bin)
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Close up of frayed cord (in trash bin)

Frayed cord in trash bin
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Frayed cord in trash bin