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National Electrical Safety Month Proclamations

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.

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ESFI Warns Against Fractal Wood Burning Social Media Trend

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.

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Webinar: Overvoltage Protection – Surge Protective Devices (SPDs)

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.

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ESFI Launches National Electrical Safety Month Campaign Resources

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is launching its annual effort to help reduce electrically-related fatalities, injuries, and property loss. To kick off the campaign, ESFI is releasing this year’s materials, which examine how emerging technology can provide energy resilience to homes and businesses.

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ESFI Recognizes Federal Trade Commission’s National Consumer Protection Week

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is recognizing the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) National Consumer Protection Week happening March 6-12. The purpose of the week is to help consumers understand their rights to help them avoid fraud and scams. ESFI recently created infographics in English and Spanish to help address this important issue.

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