In 2011, electrical failures were the cause of 43,700 home fires in the United States, resulting in 430 deaths, 1,620 injuries and $1.5 billion in property damage. And fire is not the only concern. Every year over 300 people are electrocuted, while thousands more experience nonfatal electrical shock and burn injuries.
Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, electrical safety should be a top priority in your home. Awareness of electrical hazards is the key to reducing the staggering number of electrically-related home fires, injuries and deaths that occur every year.
The following information and resources from ESFI will help you gain a better understanding of how to use electricity and electrical products safely: