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May 20,  2002

BGE Offers Weekly Tips for May - Electrical Safety Month; Final Set in a Series of Four, Focusing on Children's Safety

(SafetyAlerts) - In an effort to reduce injuries caused by electricity, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) has teamed up with the National Electrical Safety Foundation International and Maryland Governor Parris N. Glendening in proclaiming May Electrical Safety Month.


Every year, more than 500 accidental electrocutions occur across the nation. Nationally, nearly 70,000 residential fires are caused by problems with faulty electrical wiring systems, appliances, tools, or air conditioning units, causing nearly $890 million in property damage.


To help protect its customers from injury, BGE is offering safety tips for each week in May. This is the last in a series on outdoor, indoor, appliance, and child electrical safety tips.


Youngster Electrical Safety
-- Make sure there are safety covers on all unused outlets that are
accessible to children.
-- Never fly kites around overhead electric lines or climb trees near
overhead electric lines.
-- Never trespass on or around pad-mounted electrical equipment and
transformers (green metal boxes). If the cabinet lock is open or the
door has been tampered with, contact BGE at 410-685-0123, or
1-800-685-0123 outside the Baltimore metropolitan area.
-- Never place halogen lamps in children's bedrooms or playrooms.
-- Never tug on an electrical cord or plug.
-- Never touch an electrical appliance with wet hands.
-- Never play near signs warning "Danger High Voltage" or green boxes
called pad-mounted transformers.

Parents, please remember to:

-- Keep all electrical cords out of reach and out of sight to prevent
children and pets from pulling appliances off of tables or counters.
-- Put safety covers on all wall outlets. Avoid ornamental safety caps
that may tempt a child to play with wall outlets.
-- Never leave lamp sockets empty; always replace burned out light bulbs
immediately.

About Constellation Energy Group

BGE is a member of Constellation Energy Group (NYSE: CEG) . Based in Baltimore, Constellation Energy Group owns energy-related businesses, including a North American wholesale power marketing and merchant generation business and the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a regulated energy delivery company. BGE provides service to more than 1.1 million electric customers and approximately 600,000 natural gas customers in Central Maryland. At year-end 2001, Constellation Energy Group reported combined revenues of $3.9 billion and assets of $14.1 billion.


Source: PRNewswire

 
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