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Join us in Boston to help make the world a safer place for everyone – at NFPA Conference & Expo® 2022. Safety everywhere starts here. Register now.
ESFI would like to thank the states who have proclaimed May as National Electrical Safety Month: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. These states are educating their citizens to help prevent fatalities, injuries, and property damage.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is warning consumers against fractal wood burning after a couple in Wisconsin was electrocuted while participating in the practice. This wood burning technique involves soaking wood in a chemical solution and then uses high-voltage electricity to burn lightning-shaped patterns in the wood. According to the American Association of Woodturners, at least 33 people have died as a result of fractal burning since 2016.
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Media Group and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) will hold a free webinar on Apr. 27, 2022, at 1:00 pm Eastern. This webinar is intended to review the basics of surge protection and the safety implications for systems and facilities. The program looks at what a surge is, what are the most common sources of surges, and what damage can result from surges in an electrical system. The presentation reviews the types of surge protective devices and a comparison to surge arresters and how both types of protection operate. The applicable product standards will be mentioned in addition to installation requirements and best practices will be discussed.