Outdoor Safety Rules
THERE ARE SOME VERY IMPORTANT RULES TO PLAYING IT SAFE OUTDOORS.
- Never play near substations, transmission lines, or power lines, and never climb trees near these lines. Smart boaters and airplane pilots steer clear of transmission and power lines, and so should you.
- Make sure you never use a ladder or place a TV antenna or satellite dish near power lines
- Don't stay in a swimming pool, or lake, or around trees, or power poles in bad weather. You could get struck by lightning. Seek indoor shelter immediately in a lightning storm.
- Always keep radios and other electrical appliances at least 10 feet away from a swimming area. If water splashes on them, they can conduct electricity through the water. Don't touch or go near these appliances when you are wet or standing in water.
- Make sure you are using an approved outdoor electrical cord or extension cord.
- Wire fences around some buildings and fields may be electrified to protect buildings, animals, or crops. If you touch the wire, you may get a jolt.
- Always stay clear of anything that says “DANGER,” "HIGH VOLTAGE," “NATURAL GAS,” “PROPANE,” or “FLAMMABLE.”
- Don't play around near propane or gas tanks.
- If you hear propane leaking from a tank or smell gas (propane has the same rotten-egg smell added), move away immediately and tell an adult.
- Make sure you "Call Before You Dig" - dial 811 before digging in your yard to have a locator come out and mark the location of underground dangers. There could be gas lines and electrical lines running underground.
REMEMBER THESE SAFETY RULES AND YOU CAN "PLAY IT SAFE" OUTDOORS.