May is National Electrical Safety Month and PSEG Long Island is working across the service territory to remind its customers that being safe around electric lines and equipment and being aware of electrical dangers in and around the home is a year-round commitment. Through partnerships with schools, youth groups and community organizations, the utility is using its Electric Safety Education Program to help its customers be safe around electricity. The program shares presentations and tips for children on how electricity works and how to use it wisely and safely.

Electricity is safe and reliable when used properly. Like any other source of energy, it can be hazardous if used without caution and care. With more than 10 presentations currently scheduled, the utility anticipates reaching more than 2,500 children and families during Electrical Safety Month. In the presentations, the Electric Safety Education team creates scenarios to teach children and families what to do in dangerous situations and what precautions should be taken to avoid getting hurt.

“National Electrical Safety Month is promoted in May, but safety is always PSEG Long Island’s top priority,” said Dan Eichhorn, vice president, customer services, PSEG Long Island. “From informational videos, email and social media updates and onsite presentations, we partner with our customers to promote electrical safety education through a variety of channels. Additionally, we work hard to make sure our customers know how to be prepared for storms and how to stay in touch with us to report outages and unsafe conditions.”

In addition to its program for school age children, the PSEG Foundation partnered with Sesame Workshop to develop the Let’s Get Ready and Here for Each Other apps to help prepare preschool children for emergencies.

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