Lauren Backstrom

2013 National Electrical Safety Month kicks off today

Blog Post created by Lauren Backstrom Employee on May 1, 2013

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Each year, during the month of May, Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) asks us all to help them celebrate National Electrical Safety Month. And with electrical safety being so important, we are happy to help!

This year's campaign theme is Electrical Safety for All Ages.  Each year, electrical failures are the cause of 43,900 home fires, resulting in 438 deaths, 1,430 injuries and $1.47 billion in property damage.  While electrical hazards threaten the public at large, certain populations experience risks that are significantly higher than that of the general population.  Our youngest and oldest populations are exceptionally vulnerable. With that in mind, ESFI has developed a multifaceted campaign with valuable safety resources targeting our youngest and oldest populations, as well as up-to-date safety resources for the general public. 

ESFI's Electrical Safety for All Ages campaign features a comprehensive list of resources for use by electrical safety advocates, divided into the following categories:

Also remember, that NFPA has many resources on electrical safety, including an easy-to-read safety tip sheet. Check out NFPA's many electrical safety resources here. Dan Doofus is always a fun way to remember our safety information, so his electrical safety PSA (a crowd favorite) is below for viewing!