School Talk - Extension Cords

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 4,000 people are treated in emergency rooms each year because they were injured while using extension cords. Injuries include fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over cords. The Gallagher School Talk: Safety Tips for Extension Cords newsletter offers insights for public entities to help them avoid related injuries.

In addition to person injuries, other related risks concerning this safety issue includes fires from frayed cords or extreme wattage situations. Create a safety plan to minimize injuries and damage from extension cords.