Arlington, VA—May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is raising awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety. This year’s campaign challenges people across the country to evaluate the electrical safety of their own homes.
“The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where families gather to cook favorite recipes, share warm meals, and reconnect with each other. But it’s also the location where two-thirds of all home fires start,” cautions ESFI president Brett Brenner.
Use these simple safety tips from ESFI to identify and correct potential hazards in the kitchen before someone gets hurt:
“A healthy respect for electricity and a basic knowledge of electrical safety practices can help keep your home and family safe from electrical hazards,” notes Brenner.
Making a few easy changes to improve safety can also lead to increased energy efficiency and savings on utility bills. Visit ESFI’s Virtual Home at http://virtualhome.esfi.org to learn more about home electrical safety.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (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 non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety. For more information about ESFI and National Electrical Safety Month, visit www.electrical-safety.org.
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