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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) were first introduced in the bathrooms of homes as required by the 1975 edition of the National Electrical Code. Prior...
Year Estimated Number of GFCI Protected Homes Total Electrocutions Consumer Products Electrocution 1968 – 1,048 481 1969 – 1,148 495 1970 – 1,140 565 1971...
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) states that contact with electricity is one of the leading causes of construction workplace fatalities. However, temporary power...
Protect Your Home From Brownouts Brownouts are an intentional or unintentional drop in voltage from utilities or other power sources that can cause damage to...
Protect Your Home When the Power Goes Out Power outages can lead to more than just your lights going out. Forcing sensitive electronics to shut...
Available as circuit breakers and receptacles. Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) protect against electrical fires from malfunctions. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 50% of...
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year arc-faults, caused by worn and inadequate wiring, overburdened circuits, outdated technology, and aging electrical systems,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The codes and standards established by the National Fire Protection Association are the underlying systems that keep our homes and communities safe. The National Electrical...