Eliminating electrical hazards begins with education and awareness
Arlington, VA (Vocus) April 1, 2010
May is National Electrical Safety Month, and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is launching a public awareness campaign to educate key audiences about the steps that can be taken to prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities in the home and the workplace.
“Eliminating electrical hazards begins with education and awareness,” says ESFI President Brett Brenner. “National Electrical Safety Month is a time for all of us at home and at work to reexamine our surroundings and determine what steps we can take to prevent the hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and billions of dollars in economic losses that occur each year because of electrical hazards.”
This year, ESFI will focus on one key electrical safety issue during each week in May:
Renovating the Right Way (May 2-8): Whether you are a first-time do-it-yourselfer or a “weekend warrior,” practicing safe habits can reduce your risk when it comes to home electrical work. Use ESFI’s Electrical Safety Workbook to conduct a basic electrical safety audit of your home.
Staying Safe at Work (May 9-15): Use ESFI’s new Office Safety Checklist to perform a basic electrical safety inspection at work and keep your office safe from electrical hazards.
Educating Your Children (May 16-22): Do your children know what it takes to stay safe when it comes to electricity? Visit ESFI’s Kids Corner, a new online resource that features teaching tools and educational resources to teach kids about electrical safety.
Remembering Electrical Safety in the Field (May 23-29): Use ESFI’s Never Assume Electrical Safety Series to give you and your co-workers the right frame of mind when it comes to safety in the workplace. From job planning to arc flash awareness, this one-of-a-kind video program is a must for anyone working with or near electricity!
To help promote electrical safety, ESFI has developed a campaign toolkit that is organized to align with the campaign itself. In this kit, you will find tools you can use to facilitate an effective electrical safety awareness campaign for your community, organization, customers, and workplace associates.
This complimentary 2010 NESM Campaign Toolkit can be downloaded on ESFI's website.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety. ESFI proudly sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May, and engages in public education campaigns throughout the year to prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities in the home and the workplace. For more information about ESFI and National Electrical Safety Month, visit ESFI online.