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  • Keep your kids safe - Most people consider electricity a necessity, though few give much thought to its dangers. Parents should discuss the potential dangers of electricity with their children, and heed these dangers themselves. > more


  • Oh, baby! Keep little ones safe from electric shock
    Ask any parent: electrical outlets, cords and light bulb sockets hold some kind of fascination for small children. They seem to think that those tiny little slots in an outlet were designed for them to put their fingers in. And a wayward cord is just asking to be pulled. Babyproofing your home should start with looking for electrical hazards -- protecting your little ones from shocks is actually very simple. For the minimal cost of outlet covers, you can keep those tiny fingers out of the outlets. Some types totally block unused outlets; others allow you to use the outlet but make it impossible for a child to insert fingers, pencils, pennies or anything else. Babies -- and pets, too -- are also attracted to power cords. They like to chew on them, play with them, pull on them and even get tangled in them. By using a cord shortener to secure loose lengths, stapling (carefully to avoid punctures) or taping down cords, or securing cords behind heavy furniture, you can avoid the risk of your child pulling a lamp down or choking on the cord. Some items like fans, irons, space heaters and the like, should be unplugged and put away when they are not in use. In the kitchen, make certain that the cords of small appliances, such as toasters, toaster ovens and coffee makers, aren't in reach of your child. A few easy, inexpensive steps like these will help you ensure your baby's safety.

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Members benefit from electric service reliability, competitive rates, money after co-op bills are paid in the form of patronage/capital credits, discounts, informative co-op publications, easy-to-access payment plans, rebates, scholarships, family-friendly Member-only events and a vote in the direction of Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op. To learn more, click on Member Benefits above. learn more

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative has granted more than $100,000 in scholarships within the last decade. An additional Power Systems Engineer (PSE) Scholarship has been added to the program. The winner of this scholarship is eligible for paid internship(s) in the co-op’s engineering department. learn more