Electrical Safety Needed in Farm Tasks (PSA Radio Script)

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Farm machinery comes in all shapes and sizes for all sorts of jobs.

And sometimes, when you least expect it, farm machinery can accidentally brush, or get hung up in, an overhead power line.

Electrical wires usually are bare and uninsulated. So any contact with them will send electric current straight to the ground - and to you.

Touching an overhead electrical line with a ladder, tractor CB antenna, portable grain auger, oversized wagon, or any thing else is a big mistake. It could be the last mistake you'll ever make.

Watch out for overhead electrical lines when doing farm work. Know where power lines are located on your property. Keep all equipment away from overhead lines.

Electricity doesn't allow mistakes. And neither should you.

This message is brought to you by SAFE FARM, helping to make your farm a safer place to work and live.

This radio public service announcement was distributed by Iowa State University Extension as part of the Safe Farm program. Safe Farm promotes health and safety in agriculture. It is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Iowa State University, and a network of groups that serve Iowa farm workers and their families. Distribution date: November 1992

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