Safety Tips

At Choctaw Electric Cooperative, nothing is more important to us than your safety and well-being. 


Please read through the following precautions and follow them to help keep you, your family and your home safe. Safety programs are available for groups of all types and sizes. Volunteer fire departments, school classrooms, Boy/Girl Scout troops and any number of other organizations can benefit from these safety programs. 


Contact us for more information or to schedule a presentation for your group or organization.

Home Safety

Choctaw Electric Cooperative Hugo, Idabel, Antlers, Oklahoma Home Safety

People are good conductors of electricity, particularly standing in water or on a damp floor. 

On the farm

Choctaw Electric Cooperative Hugo, Idabel, Antlers, Oklahoma On the farm safety

Modern farming requires the use of large, complex machinery. 


Each year a tragic number of accidents are caused by careless handling of farm equipment around electric power lines. 


Watch for overhead power lines and utility poles and avoid any contact.

Outdoor safety

Choctaw Electric Cooperative Hugo, Idabel, Antlers, Oklahoma  outdoor safety

Electricity and water don’t mix. 


Never use electrical appliances close to water, and never use electrically operated power tools in the rain or in wet conditions.

Right of way

Choctaw Electric Cooperative Hugo, Idabel, Antlers, Oklahoma right of way safety

Trees in the right of way may cause blinks and outages and increase maintenance costs.

Storm Center

Choctaw Electric Cooperative Hugo, Idabel, Antlers, Oklahoma storm safety

Stay Safe During an Outage & Around Power Lines