Programs and Initiatives

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is the premier non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace and the only foundation supporting the electrical industry.

Since 1994, ESFI has led the way in promoting electrical safety across North America. Over the years, ESFI has become highly regarded by industry, media and consumer safety partners alike by constantly reinvigorating the way electrical safety is addressed. ESFI creates unique awareness and educational resources designed to meet the diverse needs of a variety of at-risk groups. 

 

Programs and initiatives include:‚Äč

 

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters have saved thousands of lives since their introduction in to the National Electrical Code in the 1970s. Make sure your home is properly protected against ground faults... Learn More

Holiday Safety
Holiday Safety

Each year, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) launches a national safety awareness campaign to encourage families and communities across the country to Make Safety a Tradition of... Learn More

Fire Prevention
Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the notorious blaze that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned... Learn More

National Electrical Safety Month
National Electrical Safety Month

Each May ESFI commemorates National Electrical Safety Month (NESM) to raise awareness about critical electrical safety topics. The 2017 campaign theme, "Decoding the NEC to Prevent Shock and Electrocution,"... Learn More

Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs)
Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs)

Each year, approximately 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns when they stick items into the slots of electrical receptacles - that is nearly sever children a day. It is estimated that there... Learn More

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

Over the last thirty years, our homes have been dramatically transformed by modern electrical devices; however, these same devices have also contributed to the shocking number of electrical fires this... Learn More

Zero Tolerance for Counterfeits
Zero Tolerance for Counterfeits

Over the past decade, U.S. seizures of counterfeit products have increased more than 325%. Consumer electronics, with a value of nearly $40 million, were the top commodity seized in 2011. Counterfeit... Learn More