May is National Electrical Safety Month

PITTSBURGH — May is recognized as National Electrical Safety Month.

Electrical safety is important year-round, but it’s highlighted during the month of May with a campaign spearheaded by the Electrical Safety Foundation International, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety in the home, school and workplace.

The campaign looks to educate key audiences in an effort to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries and property loss.

On its website, the ESFI has as wealth of resources, including fact sheets, safety tips, templates and tools, to help facilitate an effective electrical safety awareness campaign for your community, organization, school or family.

In addition, ESFI has launched its fifth installment of its National Electrical Safety Month publication, Electrical Safety Illustrated. This year’s theme is “Understanding the Code that Keeps Us Safe” and it focuses on the importance of the National Electrical Code and its 3-year cycle.

May is National Electrical Safety Month! ESFI's 2018 NESM resources promote "Understanding the Code that Keeps Us Safe," and focus on the importance of the National Electrical Code and its three year cycle. Learn more: https://t.co/ATKg4tQpqE #NESM #NESM2018 pic.twitter.com/JgQlLTm7Gd — ESFI (@ESFIdotorg) May 1, 2018

Distributor Graybar is hosting a webinar at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4 with ESFI President Brett C. Brenner. Attendees will learn about resources available this year, how to promote safety in the workplace and some of the biggest concerns with electrical safety today.

It’s #NationalElectricalSafetyMonth & we’re celebrating on 5/3 w/ a #G2Talk on the importance of the National Electrical Code, hosted by @ESFIdotorg: https://t.co/GdoeOnfMrl pic.twitter.com/hSCW1xonti — Graybar (@Graybar) May 1, 2018

The National Electrical Contractors Association has events listed on its website for ways the entire industry can get involved this month.

Construction safety is week is the first full week in May, May 7-11, and NECA has its annual safety professionals conference at the end of the month.

May is electrical #safety month – participate in these events that highlight the importance of safety in electrical construction! https://t.co/1gANOuq0U1 pic.twitter.com/ie8Kye8FCD — NECA (@necanet) May 1, 2018

Read more about National Electrical Safety Month and how you can keep your home, family and business safe at esfi.org.

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