Safety tips for electric blankets, heating pads

Jan 24, 2024

Warm and safe … Using a heating pad or electric blanket to keep the chill away? If so, GRDA is offering some important safety tips you should keep in mind.

The Grand River Dam Authority has shared this information before, but January seems like a good time to revisit these tips from the Electric Safety Foundation International ( If the recent Oklahoma winter weather has you reaching for an electric blanket or heating pad to help stay cozy, keep this information in mind.

Your friends at GRDA want you to stay safe and warm this winter. For more electric safety tips, visit

GRDA is Oklahoma’s largest public power electric utility; fully funded by revenues from electric and water sales instead of taxes. Each day, GRDA strives to be an “Oklahoma agency of excellence” by focusing on the 5 E’s: electricity, economic development, environmental stewardship, employees, and efficiency.