Home & Garden: OPEI Offers Tips for Safe Generator Use


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Consumers increasingly turn to generators for power in emergency situations because the world is unpredictable. Year-round weather challenges are now the norm, with snow, ice, wind, tornadoes, hurricanes, record-breaking rain, and flooding occurring throughout the year and no longer confined to a season.

“Consumers want and need reliable power. When the electricity goes out, generators keep your home or business humming with light and power,” said Kris Kiser, President, and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). 

“Today’s generators offer a variety of features, and there is a product for every need,” said Kiser. “While shopping for your generator, consider other equipment that could be useful in cleaning up after challenging weather, such as a water pump, chain saw, or pole pruner. And don’t forget outdoor-rated extension cords and fuel cans.”
Tips from OPEI for safe generator use:

For safety information and to find out which manufacturers make various outdoor power equipment products go to www.opei.org

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About OPEI

OPEI is an international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of outdoor power equipment, small engines, battery power systems, portable generators, utility, and personal transport vehicles, and golf cars. OPEI is the advocacy voice of the industry, a recognized Standards Development Organization for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and active internationally through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in the development of safety and performance standards. OPEI owns Equip Exposition, the international landscape, outdoor living, and equipment exposition, and administers the TurfMutt Foundation, which directs the environmental education program, TurfMutt. OPEI-Canada represents members on various issues, including recycling, emissions, and other regulatory developments across the Canadian provinces.

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