Every electric utility is required to conduct an annual public information campaign concerning the hazards of, and standards for, the construction of grain bins according to Iowa Utilities Board rules.

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Every year, an average of 62 good men and women working on farms are electrocuted when farm machines touch overhead power lines. It’s easy for farmers and workers to focus on the ground during harvest, but keeping safety in mind and looking up are just as important - especially when operating farm machinery near power lines. Share these farm-safety tips with your family and workers to help ensure a safe harvest season.

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The term “stray voltage” or “tickle voltage” has been used during the last 50 years to describe the existence of voltage between two objects that should not, under normal circumstances, have any voltage difference between them. This phenomenon may develop on the grounded neutral system of a property’s electrical system and can migrate to adjacent properties through any electrical conductive utility, such as an electric, water, gas, sewer or communications system.

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