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May 31, 2011

ESFI Offers Electrical Safety Month Tool Kit

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May to increase public awareness of electrical hazards at home, work, school and play. ESFI has issued a National Electrical Safety Month Toolkit with materials that will help you conduct an electrical safety awareness campaign for your workplace.
Did you know:
  • Electrical hazards cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year.
  • Every 30 minutes a worker sustains an electrical injury that requires time off the job.
  • Electrical accidents rank sixth among all causes of work-related deaths in the United States.
  • Electrical accidents on the job cause an average of 13 days away from work and nearly one fatality every day.
  • Nonfatal electrical injuries occur most often to those who work with machines, tools and electrical wiring other than power lines.
Fortunately, most electrical fires and incidents can be prevented. Electrical safety awareness and education among employees and communities will prevent electrical fires, injuries, fatalities and property loss.

1 comment:

  1. Although there are gadgets and tools to make it easier for electricians to do their jobs. They still need to be very careful. Every year thousands of people are injured or killed from electrical shocks/contacts. They are exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, burns, fires, and explosions. The proper grounding of electrode system, conductors, equipment, and equipment conductors can help us in reducing the number of casualties. In order to understand grounding and bonding effectively, Electrician Online Courses will certainly help you in understanding the best way of grounding and bonding per the National Electrical Code (NEC) 2008 standards.

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