“Improper use of electrical equipment can create overheated equipment, which can lead to fires, shock and electrocution,” warns IDOL, which provides some do’s and don’ts regarding certain electrical equipment.
Vermont Independent Electrical Contractors Association updates and headlines.
May is National Electrical Safety Month, and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is launching its annual effort to help reduce electrically-related fatalities, injuries, and property loss. This year’s campaign theme is “Connected to Safety,” which educates consumers on the emerging technology that ensures their homes are prepared to keep up with today’s energy demands.
A new safety campaign from the National Fire Protection Association tells the stories of people who were injured in electrical incidents both on the job and at home.
Each year ESFI compiles yearly workplace electrical injury statistics based on data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and Survey of Occupational Injuries (SOII) to distill information specifically pertaining to fatal and nonfatal occupational electrical injuries. The most recent data covers the 26 years from 1992-2019 but mainly focuses on 2003-2019 data.