Flip a switch and your lights go on. Press a button and your computer powers up. Plug in your phone and you’re connected to the world.
While electricity has the power to make life a lot easier, this power can be very dangerous, especially on the farm, where large equipment, open fields, storms, and electrical lines can be a lethal combination. Lightning, overhead power lines, and transformers are obvious sources of electrical risk, but there are also other hazards — some unseen and routine — that require caution. [Read more…]