Kick off National Electrical Safety Month by “looking up”

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on May 1, 2019

Colorful Infographic with numbered safety steps when doing outdoor electrical work

National Electrical Safety Month was introduced by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) in the mid-1990s to bring awareness to home electrical safety. NFPA has championed the campaign with ESFI by Image of exterior of home followed by safety tips.highlighting safety activities throughout the month that can be used by safety advocates, educators and consumers. NFPA and ESFI offer an extensive library of safety materials surrounding electricity. Let's take a look at outdoor electrical safety. Before starting an outdoor project, ESFI advises to “Always Look Up,” to be alert to where power lines are located and know where they are hanging, whether while working on the roof, trimming trees, or painting the siding. The “Always Look Up” video and infographic offer reminders of this important step. And NFPAs Outdoor Electrical Safety tip sheet reinforces safety messaging around outside electrical work and equipment safety.