2018 National Electrical Safety

City, State— May is National Electrical Safety Month and [Insert Company/Organization Name] is joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to launch its annual effort to help reduce electrically-related fatalities, injuries, and property loss. This year’s campaign theme is “Understanding the Code that Keeps us Safe,” which features resources to help protect against common electrical hazards and highlights the importance of the National Electrical Code. It’s always best to have an electrician Melbourne CBD in order to address any electrical issues that may led to fire.

“The NEC is updated every three years to include the latest in proven safety technology, and [Insert Company/Organization Name] is committed to educating the public about the important upgrades that can help prevent shock and electrocution,” said [Insert Company/Organization contact]. “This year’s resources focus on common hazards including overhead powerline safety and lesser-known dangers such as electric shock drowning.”

An estimated annual average of 70 electrocution fatalities are associated with consumer products. Additionally, in 2016, 53% of all fatal electrical injuries occurred in the Construction industry. Further, there are reported cases of electric shock drowning that occur in marinas and swimming pools each year. The following resources seek to reduce these accidents and fatalities by promoting safety at home and in the workplace.

Featured National Electrical Safety Month content includes an infographic titled “National Electrical Code: Understanding the Code that Keeps Us Safe” which explains the importance of the code and prompt adoption; “Electric Shock Drowning – Water and Electricity Don’t Mix,” uncovers the dangers of electrified water in pools and marinas; “Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories – Certifying Safety” explains the role of NRTLs in the electrical safety cycle; “Overhead Power Line Safety” provides eight steps to work safely around power lines; and “Workplace Fatalities and Injuries 2003 – 2016” covers the most recent data on workplace fatalities and injuries and demonstrates how accidents involving electricity compare.

Electrical safety awareness and education among consumers, families, employees, and communities will prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities. For ESFI’s complete collection of National Electrical Safety Month resources and for information on using them in your community, visit www.esfi.org.

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About ESFI:

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May to increase public awareness of the electrical hazards around us at home, work, school, and play. ESFI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety. For more information about ESFI and electrical safety, visit www.esfi.org.