PI Plug Coloring Book

Have fun while you learn about electrical safety Thank you very much for your interest in electrical safety. Electricity is a powerful and useful energy source but must be treated with respect. This book is intended to be used with a parent or teacher present to explain basic electrical safety concepts to children. By taking […]

Home Surge Protective Devices

Surge protection is required by the 2020 National Electrical Code. Whole home Surge Protective Devices protect your electronics from power surges, ensure power quality and keep your home safe. Learn more about Surge Protective Devices: http://esfi.wpengine.com/program/surge-protective-devices/

National Electrical Safety Month 2020: Smart Home

In preparation for National Electrical Safety Month this May, ESFI is excited to announce the launch of our 2020 campaign materials. Included are a number of topics that address the lifesaving devices that keep a home smart, safe, and secure. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to stay abreast of emerging electrical safety concerns […]

Childproofing Your Home: Tamper Resistant Receptacles

Each year, approximately 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns when they stick items into the slots of electrical receptacles – that is nearly seven children a day. It is estimated that there are six to 12 fatalities a year related to this. Nearly one-third of these injuries are the result of small children placing […]

Home Renovation: Childproofing Outlets

Each year, approximately 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns when they stick items into the slots of electrical receptacles – that is nearly seven children a day.  It is estimated that there are six to 12 fatalities a year related to this. The National Electrical Code requires receptacles in homes, garages, accessory buildings, and […]

Electrical Safety While Working From Home

Do you have a home office or work from home? Follow these electrical safety tips to keep you and your home safe from electrical hazards. Avoid overloading outlets Unplug appliances when not in use to save energy and minimize the risk of shock or fire Regularly inspect electrical cords and extension cords for damage Extension […]

Home Safety Devices – Renovate Your Home to Code

The National Electrical Code is revised every three years and outlines the minimum requirements for safe electrical installation. Many older homes may not have an adequate electrical system to meet the electrical demands of today. If you’re renovating your home, make sure to have the following electrical safety devices installed to maintain an electrically safe […]

Cleaning and Disinfecting Guide for Electrical Equipment

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s guidance document NEMA GD 4-2020: COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Electrical Equipment establishes the responses of electrical manufacturers to common questions related to cleaning and disinfecting of electrical equipment. Recommendations: Ensure all required electrical safe work practices are followed before accessing any electrical component for any reason, including cleaning If possible, de-energize […]

Guía de Limpieza y Desinfección para Equipos Eléctricos

El documento de orientación de la Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes Eléctricos (NEMA) GD 4-2020: COVID-19 Guía de Limpieza y Desinfección para Equipos Eléctricos refleja las respuestas de los fabricantes eléctricos a cuestiones comunes relacionadas con la limpieza y desinfección de equipos eléctricos. Recomendaciones (NEMA GD 4-2020) Asegurar que se sigan todas las prácticas de trabajo eléctricas […]

Home Electrical Safety

Safety is Smart. Prevention is Power Each year, electrical malfunctions account for 35,000 home fires causing over 1,130 injuries, 500 deaths, and $1.4 billion in property damage. The average American home was built in 1977. Many existing homes simply can’t handle the demands of today’s electrical appliances and devices. Learn the warning signs of an […]

Residential Construction – Workplace Safety

Before starting any project, always look up to make sure you’re aware of any overhead power lines. Whether you’re working on the roof, trimming trees, or cleaning the gutters, make sure you’re a safe distance from any power line and make sure to warn others of their proximity. You should always stay at least 10-feet […]