Keep ‘Em Safe

August 2022

From time to time, SVEC employees must enter a member’s property to complete a job. These visits may become hazardous when dog owners allow their pets to roam freely.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.5 million Americans are bitten by a dog each year. 1 in 5 dog bites result in injuries that require medical attention. Although children are the most common victims, many utility employees are injured by dogs each year. Also, our employees work with electricity and heavy equipment, which can be unsafe for curious pets.

Here are some tips to help provide a safe environment for both your pets and SVEC employees:

  • Restrain or keep your dog inside during scheduled visits by SVEC employees
  • Post a Beware of Dog sign on your fence or house to avoid any surprises
  • Be sure all your dog’s vaccinations and inoculations for rabies and parasites are up to date
  • Collar your dog, so you have the means to quickly restrain the animal in an emergency

SVEC appreciates your attention and cooperation in this matter so we may all work as safely and efficiently as possible.