Stay warm, but safe with electric blankets, heating pads

Jan 05, 2021

Electric blanket safety … Using an electric blanket or heating pad to stay warm this winter? Here are a few important safety tips to keep in mind.

Power for Progress… a weekly column from the Grand River Dam Authority.

Even during winter in Oklahoma, we know that temperatures can still be pleasant at times. However, we also know they can change quickly, going up and down like a roller coaster. When they are down, many of us turn up the heat and perhaps even reach for an electric heating pad or electric blanket to stay cozy and warm. If that is your normal routine, the Grand River Dam Authority hopes you will keep these important safety tips in mind. We’re passing them along from the Electric Safety Foundation International (

Keep these tips in mind and stay warm, and safe, this winter.

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