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Electricity Safety Tips

Electricity Safety Tips
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.64

     challenging words:    hairdryer, multi-purpose, prong, showing, dealing, overload, fatal, solution, immediately, death, injury, voltage, power, extension, duty, electricity

Electricity Safety Tips
By Patti Hutchison

1     Electricity. You can't see it. You use it every day. It keeps your food cold. It runs your TV, your hairdryer, and your video games. Electricity can be very helpful. But it can also be very dangerous.
2     Electrical wires run all through your house. They are also found outside, buried underground and hanging from utility poles. Hundreds of people are killed each year because of electrical accidents. Thousands more are injured. If people would follow some basic safety rules when dealing with electricity, these accidents could be prevented.
3     When you deal with electricity, you must handle cords, switches, and outlets. Cords plug into the outlets to allow the electricity to flow through them. Switches start and stop this flow.
4     Never poke objects into an electrical outlet. This includes your fingers! Don't insert screwdrivers or any other metal objects. Make sure you have outlet covers on all your outlets. Put plastic safety inserts in the holes to keep children's fingers out. Teach children about the dangers of putting things into electric outlets.
5     Almost every electrical appliance has a cord. Most cords today have three prongs. The third prong is called a ground. This is a safety device. Never bend or remove the third prong from a plug. Don't touch cords that are damaged, especially if there are bare copper wires showing.

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