Safety awareness is our responsibility

Baldwin EMC Board of Trustees

This month, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of safety. May is Electrical Safety Month, and Baldwin EMC will be sharing safety tips and reminders throughout the pages of this issue of Alabama Living to help raise awareness about the dangers of electricity. You can also find an array of electrical safety information on our website,, or by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Our responsibility to employees

It is no accident that safety is our number one goal at Baldwin EMC. We are committed to a culture of safety that is integral to our daily operations. In fact, Baldwin EMC is part of the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP) that follows specific guidelines and protocols for electrical safety that are considered leading practices. Our lineworkers are required to wear personal protective equipment at all times when on the job. This includes special fire-resistant clothing that limits potential injuries from burns and sparks. Insulated rubber gloves and sleeves are worn in tandem to protect from electrical shock. Our safety committee regularly discusses important safety issues pertaining to work within the building as well as out in the field.

Our responsibility to you

Baldwin EMC’s concern for safety extends beyond our employees. We care deeply about the safety of our members, and this month, we encourage you to plug into safety. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, thousands of people in the U.S. are critically injured and electrocuted as a result of electrical fires, accidents and electrocution in their own homes.

To promote safety education in our local area, we host safety demonstrations for schools and community groups. We frequently provide electrical safety content here in Alabama Living, as well as in our bill inserts, e-newsletter and other publications, and we encourage the public to contact us if they see a downed power line or any other type of dangerous electrical situation. We strive to provide our communities with safe, reliable and affordable electricity and to serve as your trusted energy advisor, now and well into the future.

As a member focused and community involved cooperative, we believe it is our duty and responsibility to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety.

Take a moment to plug into safety. Please visit, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for tips about how to keep you and your loved ones safe. If you’d like to have one of our safety demonstrations come to your school or community group, call (251) 989-6247.

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