Electrical Safety

Stay Safe at Home and Work

These powerful electrical safety tips will help you stay safe no matter where you are.

Heads Up for Home Safety

The following valuable tips will help you keep your home and family safe from the potential dangers of electricity:  

  • Stay away from power lines and anything they touch. They are bare wires and not insulated. Downed power lines that appear to be harmless could be live.
  • Be sure your generator is properly installed by a licensed electrician to prevent it from back feeding into our system, endangering linemen, and potentially causing a fire.
  • Stay away from transformers. If locks are missing or broken, notify OG&E immediately.
  • Leave 1½ foot clearance around a transformer if landscaping.
  • Don’t overload outlets.
  • Stay away from substations. If something like a ball goes over the fence, call OG&E for assistance.
  • Water and electricity don’t mix.
  • Look up before you climb and down before you dig. Power lines are located both overhead and underground.

Staying Safe at Work

Never let your guard down. Here are a few important tips regarding overhead power lines to consider while at work:

  • Look up before you engage equipment.
  • Minimum approach clearance is 10 feet.
  • Be sure generators are properly installed by a licensed electrician. If a generator is installed incorrectly, it might cause it to back feed into our system, endangering linemen and potentially causing a fire.

Before starting any new construction project, please be sure to call before you dig.

Downed Power Lines: Stay Safe

Learn why you should never touch a downed power line or anything it's touching.

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