Have fun while you learn about electrical safety!
A Note to Grownups:
Thank you very much for your interest in electrical safety. Electricity is a powerful and useful energy source, but must be treated with respect. This book is intended to be used with a parent or teacher present to explain basic electrical safety concepts to children. By taking the time to review this material, you can help promote electrical safety awareness, not only for your children, but also yourself.
This book is intended for use only as general information, not a training or instruction manual. More information on electrical safety is available by contacting ESFI.
Remember, before you plug into electricity, plug into electrical safety!
Keep liquids like drinks away from electrical items like TVs, VCRs, and computers. The could spill and cause dangerous shocks and fires.
There's a baby in the kitchen. Find two electrical dangers.
a. Cord within baby's reach
This bedroom has three electrical dangers. See if you can find them selecting from the list below:
a. Dog on the bed
Try and help Dad find the four electrical dangers in the living room, then check your score!
a. Electrical cord under rug
Help Mother find the electrical danger in the bathroom.
a. Ugly rug
When there's lightning, stay away from trees and get inside. Help these children to safety.
This man is in danger. Why? Choose the correct answer:
1. The ladder is too close to the house.
Buried power lines can be anywhere. Why is Mr. Plug handing the man a phone? Choose the correct answer:
1. To call a neighbor to help plant the tree.
Those big metal cases in your neighborhood help deliver electricity to your home. They're no place to play or sit.
NEVER fly kites around power lines. If your kite flies into power lines, let go!
You can help save a life by keeping an eye out for electrical dangers.
Founded in 1994 through a joint effort between Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is North America's only non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school and workplace. ESFI is a 501(c)(3) organization funded by electrical manufacturers and distributors, independent testing laboratories, utilities, safety and consumer groups, and trade and labor associations. ESFI sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May, and engages in public education campaigns and proactive media relations to help reduce property damage, personal injury and, death due to electrical accidents. The Foundation does not engage in code or standard writing or lobbying and does not solicit individuals.
The National Safety Council proudly endorses this safety initiative.
© 2004 Electrical Safety Foundation International
Published as a public service by the Electrical Safety Foundation International in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Canada Safety Council.
The Mr. Plug Fun Book is made possible in part through a grant by Pass & Seymour/Legrand and Leviton Manufacturing Company.
Special thanks to Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative in South Dakota, and Leviton Manufacturing Company, for their help with the initial development of the Mr. Plug Fun Book.
No endorsement of any particular product, company or service is implied by their mention in this publication.
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