- Dog Bite Prevention
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year. The service that National
Fuel provides makes it necessary for our representatives to visit customers’ homes every day. We find it imperative to take precautionary measures to avoid injury to our
employees. Please review the tips below on how you can help National Fuel prevent dog bites.
- Relocate your dog.
For safety purposes, National Fuel employees are not permitted to work in the presence of dogs. If National Fuel employees need to enter your home, please keep your dog(s)
in a separate, enclosed area. If work will take place outside, restrain your dog(s) indoors or at a safe distance from the gas meter or work location.
- Invisible fencing = unintended surprise.
Dogs are more likely to bite when they are startled by a stranger in their territory. Invisible fencing is not a guaranteed barrier to protect National Fuel employees. If you
have invisible fencing, please keep your dog(s) inside while the National Fuel employee is completing the work outside.
- NO petting allowed.
The chance that a bite incident could occur is greater in the presence of a dog’s owner. A dog’s natural instinct is to protect its owner, litter and/or territory. Please do
not suggest that a National Fuel representative pet your dog(s).
- Even more tips.
For additional tips on how you can keep your dog(s) and National Fuel representatives safe, please read our Tip Sheet.
You are legally responsible for your dog’s actions both on and off of your premises. Please take care with handling and locating your dog(s) so our representatives can safely complete their important work.