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Safe Electricity Company Profile

The Energy Education Council (EEC) is an internationally recognized leader in providing a wealth of safety, efficiency, and renewable energy information. EEC was created and is supported by a diverse group of organizations united by mutually important consumer issues. Our mission is to provide life-saving, energy-saving, and cost-saving information and resources. Established in 1952, EEC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose members include investor-owned utilities, cooperatives, municipal utilities, educators, and others who reaching millions of consumers in 27 states. In addition to extensive online consumer and educator resources, EEC members have access to exclusive services including a wide assortment of educational materials and communication tools—including timely news releases, professionally designed consumer materials, a photo library of more than 1500 images, television and radio PSAs, and much more. Safe Electricity® is an award-winning, multi-media public awareness program of EEC. Since the program’s creation in 2001, Safe Electricity® has been providing information to consumers and helping compliment the safety education activities of utilities and educators. The program provides life-saving information through many channels—including its comprehensive web site, radio and television public service announcements, videos, and more. Safe Electricity® has received national recognition for the quality and scope of its programs and services and is pleased to have the generous sponsorship support of Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange.

News from Safe Electricity:

Show You Care by Using Mylar Balloons Safely

Safe Electricity Provides Easy Steps to Prevent Possible Mishaps
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – When looking to show a loved one how much you care on Valentine’s Day, surprising him or her with flowers, chocolates, and balloons have long been a tradition for many people…

Safe Electricity’s Top Five Safety Gift Picks for 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – As time runs out for buying this year’s presents, remember a gift that could save a life is always in style. That is exactly what you can do by purchasing electrical safety devices. To help you in your last-minute shopping, Safe Electricity h…

Holiday Safety Tips for Home Decorating, Cooking and Lighting Recommended by Safe Electricity

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – This week rings in a season of spending time with friends and family, shopping, gift-giving, decorating, baking, and cooking. Safe Electricity offers tips to help ensure that this busy and festive time remains a safe one.
“As you prepare f…

Safe Electricity Provides Tips to Prevent Scares and Keep Costumed Visitors Safe This Halloween

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Grown-ups have stocked up on sweet treats and filled the yard with decorations, while the kids have planned their costumes and trick-or-treating routes. Safe Electricity urges everyone to make sure your costumed visitors are kept safe from pot…

Labor Day Weekend Roadway Dangers: Safe Electricity Provides Important Accident Advice

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – For many, Labor Day weekend will include an extra day off work and meeting up with friends and family. It also means more travel time on America’s roads. Safe Electricity encourages those taking to the road this weekend to take extra care and…

Lake Fatalities Highlight Need for Electrical Safety

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Last weekend’s accident involving a dockside electrocution at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky, along with swimming fatalities over the Fourth of July holiday last year, underscore the dangers when water and electricity mix. The common elem…

With the Official Arrival of Summer, Safe Electricity Shares Important Outdoor Safety Tips

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – When the weather is nice, it is fun—and healthy—to stretch the legs and enjoy time outside. With the official start of summer on June 21, outdoor activities—baseball games, cookouts, and more—are in full swing. While it’s good th…

Stay Safe on the Water with Advice from Safe Electricity, “Prevent Deadly Shocks. Check Your Boats and Docks”

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – If you own a boat or dock, take steps now to help prevent a tragedy. In observance of National Safe Boating Week May 18-24, Safe Electricity advises, “Prevent deadly shocks. Check your boats and docks.”
July 2012 saw some horrific…

Former Electrical Lineman Shares Six Safety Tips Just in Time for National Electrical Safety Month

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – ”Everything you are going to do is going to affect others for the rest of your life. So if you get injured, it’s an impact that’s going to affect everybody,” says Gary Norland, a former lineman and electrical accident sur…

Safe Electricity Offers Tips on How to Weather Spring’s Approaching Severe Storms

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – As we watch Winter Storm Saturn move across the country, it seems that spring must still be far away. However, its official start is only a couple of weeks away. The season is known for its thunderstorms, lightning, high winds, tornadoes, hail, and…

National Burn Awareness Week: Safe Electricity Shares Tips on Scald Prevention and Water Heating Safety

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Burns are among the most painful injuries and are responsible for sending thousands of people to hospitals each year. In observance of National Burn Awareness Week (Feb. 3 – 9), Safe Electricity encourages you to learn about scald prevention an…

Safe Electricity Outlines Important Steps for Ensuring Winter Storm Safety

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Just before the official start of winter, a winter storm has fallen on the Pacific Northwest and swept across mountain and plain states. Called winter storm Draco by the Weather Channel, the storm has brought high winds up to 80 miles an hour, ice…

Safe Electricity, Award-winning Program of the Energy Education Council, Provides Important Tips for Decorating Safely This Holiday Season

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The holiday season is a busy time of year, but take care to not let it become a dangerous time. Guests, cooking, space heating, and decorations can add up to a dangerous situation in a home. Safe Electricity encourages you to protect your l…

Safe Electricity Urges Good Samaritans to Practice Safety

Temporary Charging Stations Could Pose Safety Hazards
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, 8.5 million people have been without electricity. Generous people who do have power are offering “charging stations” to those without. Busine…

Accident Survivor Urges Electrical Safety During Fire Prevention Week

Safe Electricity Recommends Keeping Your Home Safe with AFCIs
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Electrical problems in the home cause hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year, not to mention roughly a billion dollars in fire property loss. The Safe Electricity prog…

August 11 Is National 811 Safe Digging Day

Safe Electricity Urges People to Use Free Utility Locating Service
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 10, 2012 — The date August 11, also signified by 8-11, serves as a natural reminder to call 811 to have utilities marked before starting any digging projects. This free call and free service can help homeown…

Recent Lake Fatalities Highlight Need for Electrical Safety Actions

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 10, 2012 — July has brought tragic reminders of electrical hazards that can happen around boats and boat docks. Just this past weekend, 26-year-old Jennifer Lankford was swimming with family in the Lake of the Ozarks. She was electrocuted when she touched a dock that is bel…

Lightning Strike Survivor Shares Story

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 25, 2012 — It only takes one lightning strike to change a person’s life forever. Tamara Pandolph-Peary of Chatham, Illinois learned this the hard way in 2010.
After work on a rainy day, Tamara, a store manager, offered to get her van and take employees to their cars. As…

Be Aware of Hidden Dangers: April Is National Safe Digging Month

NOTE TO EDITORS: A video news release is available at 1:30 p.m. CDT, Monday, April 9; satellite coordinates are at the end of this release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 9, 2012 — “I said, ‘O my gosh Tom, you’ve just killed yourself,’ and I knew that I had made a grievous error and…

Remember Electrical Safety as You Participate in the ‘Great ShakeOut’ Feb. 7

Safety Tips for Avoiding Electrical Hazards Following Earthquakes
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 6, 2012 — This upcoming Tuesday, people at businesses, schools and organizations across the central US will participate in an earthquake drill as part of the Great ShakeOut Central US to promote earthqu…