NEWS

Be Electrically Safe during a Flood!
The Philippines is devastated by a number of horrendous typhoons every year. In fact, we name storms from A to Z throughout the course of only a year. Floods are inevitable and are one of the enemies of our electrical appliances and our safety.  Here are some electrical tips to keep us safe before and during a flood:
Ensure all your breakers or fuse boxes are properly marked and labeled according to the corresponding area/circuits of your home to avoid turning on/off the wrong area/circuit.Make sure all members of the household know the location of the main breaker or fuse box and their corresponding area/circuits labels or markings in case someone is alone when flood happens.Prepare your emergency kit (flashlight, whistle, first aid kit, and emergency food & water) and put it inside a waterproof container or sealed plastic bag. Make sure it’s easily accessible and all members of the household know where it is located.Do not touch the circuit breaker or replace a fuse with wet hands or while standing on a wet surface to avoid electrocution.Unplug and move all electrical appliances to a safe elevated area before the flood enters your home to avoid short circuits.When the flood enters your home, switch off the main circuit breaker or fuse box and put a big sign “DO NOT SWITCH ON.” Inform all household members to avoid accidents.
Electrical dangers do not end after a flood. Always remember the following:Do NOT switch the main breaker back on. Consult a certified electrician first to know when it is safe to do so. Share this to ALL household members. Call a certified electrician or engineer to check the condition of the electrical wiring of your home. Electrical wirings or devices may require replacement depending on the condition or the extent of the damage. Do NOT use appliances that are affected by floodwater. Call a certified appliance technician first to check all affected appliances. Always wear a Personal Protective Equipment (rubber boots, rubber gloves, goggles, etc.) during clean up especially when working near electrical supplies.
Harm happens less to those who practice safety, a friendly reminder from Phelps Dodge, the leading electric wire and cable manufacturer in the Philippines.
Posted: Dec 07, 2020
Phelps Dodge Participates In Tarlac’s Anti-Covid Efforts
True to its tradition and core value of Safety, which not only pertains to safety in the workplace but also to safety of the family and the community, Phelps Dodge Philippines reached out and provided assistance in the local government’s anti-COVID efforts. COVID 19 has been a serious problem not only of the country but of the world. In the Philippines alone, COVID-19 has infected almost 300,000 and killed over 5,000 individuals as of September 23, 2020. It has not yet shown any signs of abating, even with physical distancing, wearing of masks, and other health practices, which are the best ways to prevent infection as of the moment. Recognizing the importance of doing its share to help the community in which its plant is located, even during the early days of the pandemic, Phelps Dodge Philippines (PDP) has extended its support to various entities located in Tarlac. Wires were donated to La Paz District Hospital for their electrical supply requirement in order to accommodate more patients from different areas of Tarlac Province. Donated some chemical spill suits to Central Luzon Doctors Hospital. Cash donated to the Tarlac Police Provincial Office for their Relief Operation dubbed as PAGPUPUGAY SA MANGGAGAWA NGAYONG MAYO UNO in Barangay Balete, Tarlac City last May 1, 2020. 50 sacks (25kg/sack) of rice to the Tarlac City LGU. This was received by the Assistant of the City Mayor, Mr. Jun Mendoza last May 11, 2020. This donation will be distributed to the residents of Tarlac City who are badly affected by the pandemic. PDP also distributed an initial 1,500 washable and reusable face masks and 1,500 face shields in different areas in the Philippines.
Posted: Nov 05, 2020