- Portable space heaters should NEVER be plugged into an extension cord or multi-tap outlet device.
- Discoloration of a receptacle outlet can be an indication of overheating due to overloading of the circuit and/or loose connection.
- Portable hair dryers used in a bathroom should be protected by a Ground – Fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).
- The best material used for making a non-conductive ladder is Fiberglass.
- A device specifically designed to open a circuit when an electric arc is detected is known as an Arc-Fault circuit interrupter.
- It is recommended to replace batteries annually in an approved smoke alarm.
- It is recommended to test smoke alarms monthly.
The Ground – Fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet above is protected. To reset the circuit, hit the red button to restore power. A GFCI outlet is required anywhere within 6 feet of a water source.
Courtesy by Wesley Wheeler, Safety Leader Magazine
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