Posts Tagged: safety

Childproof Your Home Against Electrical Hazards

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Whether you’ve recently welcomed your first baby, or already have a full house, it’s vital to keep your home electrically safe for the little ones. Unintentional injury is one of the top killers of children in the United States, but prevention can eliminate almost all of these injuries.

12 Electrical Safety Tips for Boat Operators

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Although boating is considered to be a carefree activity, there are many electrical hazards that need to be considered before leaving the dock. Reduce the risk of electric shock drowning and common boat electrical hazards with these handy tips from Kissimmee Utility Authority: Don’t allow yourself or anyone else to swim near the dock when… Read more »

Fill the Air with Love on Valentine’s Day, Not Metallic Balloons

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Valentine’s Day is here and Kissimmee Utility Authority is warning residents about the public safety risks associated with helium-filled Mylar or metallic balloons. More metallic balloons are sold on Valentine’s Day than any other holiday and, not surprisingly, it’s also the same day that utilities across the country experience numerous metallic balloon-related power outages. Metallic… Read more »

Fill the Air with Love on Valentine’s Day, Not Metallic Balloons

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., February 12, 2020 – Valentine’s Day is here and Kissimmee Utility Authority is warning residents about the public safety risks associated with helium-filled Mylar or metallic balloons. More metallic balloons are sold on Valentine’s Day than any other holiday and, not surprisingly, it’s also the same day that utilities across the country experience… Read more »

KUA Warns Against Viral ‘Outlet Challenge’

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 23, 2020 – Kissimmee Utility Authority is warning parents of a dangerous viral internet challenge currently circulating on the social media app TikTok. It’s called the “outlet challenge,” and it involves partially inserting the plug of a cell phone charger into an outlet, then placing a penny onto the exposed prongs. The… Read more »