Summer means many of us will hit the pools and lakes for some fun in the sun and on the water. But you should also make sure you head these tips to prevent electrical shock in your swimming and boating area.
This infographic from the American Public Power Association has valuable information about how to prevent electrical shock.
Docks and boats carry sources of electricity. Faulty wiring or the use of damaged electrical cords and other devices can cause the surrounding water to become energized. NEVER swim near a marina or near a boat while its motor is running.
What to do if you see electric shock drowning taking place:
The 2017 National Electrical Code requires marinas and boat docks to post electric shock warning signs where electricity is used near water.
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