MAY IS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY MONTH!
Each year, electrical failures are the cause of 43,900 home fires in the United States, resulting in 438 deaths, 1430 injuries and $1.47 billion in property damage. And fire is not the only concern. Every year nearly 400 people are electrocuted, while thousands more experience nonfatal electrical shock and burn injuries.
The National Electrical Safety Month Resources for Homeowners and Consumers provide up-to-date electrical safety information to help encourage electrically safe practices among consumers and homeowners:
Understanding Your Home Electrical System - A basic understanding of your electrical system can help you prevent electrical hazards.
Home Safety Devices - Protect your family and home with advanced safety technologies:
Home Electrical Safety Checkup - Identify and correct electrical hazards in your home with ESFI's handy illustrated guide.
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Electrical Safety - Review ESFI recommendations and safety tips before you decide to tackle electrical projects in your home.
Emerging Residential Technologies - Learn about some of the latest advances in residential electrical technologies, including important safety considerations.
Interactive Virtual Home - Take a tour of ESFI's interactive virtual home for a visual introduction to your home electrical system and safety tips for using common electrical devices.
Visit the Electrical Safety for All Ages: Homeowners and Consumers section of the website for more useful safety tips and resources.
Additional National Electrical Safety Month resources and suggestions for facilitating a local electrical safety awareness campaign can be found in the Electrical Safety Advocate Guide.