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Safety Focus Week of November 18 - Space Heater safety< Back to Blog

Nov 22, 2019
By: J. Randall
Categories: Safety

As the temperatures gets cooler I sometimes have a hard time regulating the temperature in my office. I often will use a space heater to make it more comfortable.  My office in Stillwater is picky though.  There are certain outlets that I can not use or the heater will trip the breaker.  Also, you never want to plug a space heater into a power strip.  This picture is a good reminder of what can happen if you plug a space heater into a power strip.  The Electrical Safety Foundation International says heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires in the U.S. with more than 65,000 fires being attributed to them each year. The ESFI reports the fire result in hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in property damage.  Stay safe and warm!

(Photo courtesy of Umatilla County Fire District No. 1)

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