LINCOLN — May is National Electrical Safety Month, and Lincoln Electric System is joining Electrical Safety Foundation International to launch its annual effort to help reduce electrically related fatalities, injuries and property loss. This year’s campaign theme is “Understanding the Code that Keeps Us Safe,” featuring resources to help protect against common electrical hazards and highlighting the importance of the National Electrical Code.
Throughout May, LES will share electrical safety messages and tips, featuring special ESFI content, on Facebook and Twitter.
An estimated annual average of 70 electrocution fatalities is associated with consumer products. Additionally, in 2016, 53 percent of all fatal electrical injuries occurred in the construction industry. Further, there are reported cases of electric shock drowning that occur in marinas and swimming pools each year. This year’s resources seek to reduce these accidents and fatalities by promoting safety at home and in the workplace.
Electrical safety awareness and education among consumers, families, employees and communities help prevent electrical fires, injuries and fatalities. For ESFI’s complete collection of National Electrical Safety Month resources and for information on using them in your community, visit ESFI.org.
ESFI sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May to increase public awareness of the electrical hazards around us at home, work, school and play. ESFI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety.