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National Electrical Safety Month 2024

What is National Electrical Safety Month?

The Electrical Safety Foundation (ESF) is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace. To commemorate National Electrical Safety Month each May, ESF spearheads an annual campaign to educate key audiences about the steps that can be taken to reduce the number of electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. ESF’s National Electrical Safety Month 2024 campaign features a comprehensive collection of new and updated resources to help facilitate an effective electrical safety awareness campaign for your community, organization, school, or family. Included below are free-to-share infographics and videos you can use to promote electrical safety and National Electrical Safety Month. Join us in sharing these materials to help further spread our lifesaving campaign messages.

Campaign Overview

ESF is excited to announce that its National Electrical Safety Month 2024 campaign will focus on lithium-ion battery safety. The materials for this year’s campaign educate the public on how to purchase, use, and recycle lithium-ion batteries safely.

Lithium-ion batteries power the devices we rely on every day. These batteries can be found in cell phones, tablets, laptops, electric scooters and bikes, toothbrushes, and backup batteries. When purchased and used correctly, lithium-ion batteries can provide a valuable service, but there is a risk of fire and injury if uncertified batteries or chargers are used.

State Proclamations

To help promote each year’s campaign, ESF reaches out to state governors to urge them to proclaim May as National Electrical Safety Month. States that support ESF’s campaign are helping educate their citizens on preventing electrical injuries, fatalities, and property loss. See the proclamations ESF received in 2024 here.

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