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We can teach you to be one of the finest. That’s why the men and women who join the electrical industry earn while they learn. We power our country with our hands and our minds.

Seguridad Eléctrica Durante los Desastres Naturales

English video La electricidad es lo que mueve el mundo moderno, y a menudo la damos por hecho. Si ocurriera una catástrofe natural, hay algunas cosas que hay que recordar para mantenernos seguros con respecto a la electricidad durante la tormenta. Antes de que se desate la tormenta, asegúrese de cargar todos los teléfonos y […]

Seguridad Eléctrica Durante los Desastres Naturales – Empresas

English video Aunque no podemos evitar que los desastres naturales afecten a nuestras comunidades, podemos asegurarnos de que nuestras empresas sean eléctricamente seguras antes y después de una tormenta. En caso de un desastre natural, es importante que las empresas establezcan procedimientos de apagado de emergencia y de puesta en marcha de los sistemas eléctricos, […]

National Electrical Code: Understanding the Code that Keeps Us Safe

Electricity is everywhere and it affects every aspect of our lives. However, it isn’t until we lose power that we realize just how much we take electricity for granted. Codes and Standards help us use electricity in a safe and efficient manner. What is an Electrical Standard Standards serve as the foundation of our electrified […]

Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories – Certifying Safety

Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) test and certify electrical equipment and other products to ensure that they meet current safety standards and are safe with proper use. The Importance of NRTL Certification NRTL certification means that electronics, when used as intended, are: Up to code: Electronics with NRTL certification undergo independent testing to ensure they […]

Workplace Fatalities and Injuries 2003 – 2016

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) uses the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and Survey of Occupational Injuries (SOII) to distill information specifically pertaining to fatal and nonfatal occupational electrical injuries. Each year the ESFI publishes electrical injury information in tabular and graphical form on our website. The […]

Electric Shock Drowning – Water and Electricity Don’t Mix

Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) severely injures and kills people every year. ESD occurs when faulty wiring sends electric current into water, which passes through the body and causes paralysis, which could ultimately result in drowning. How to Avoid Electric Shock Drowning Locate and label all power switches to the pool, hot tub, spa equipment, and […]

Overhead Power Line Safety

In 2016, 53% of all fatal electrical injuries occurred in the Construction industry. The Construction industry remained the leading source of fatal electrical injuries with 81, more than four times the contribution of the second-highest source, Professional and Business Services. Learn how to work safely near power lines with these simple steps: Locate all overhead power […]

La Seguridad Sobre Las Líneas Eléctricas Aéreas

Localiza las líneas eléctricas aéreas Manténgase a usted y a su equipo a 3 metros (10 pies) de distancia de todas las líneas eléctricas aéreas No toque nada que está en contacto con una línea eléctrica Tenga precaución con las vallas cerca de líneas eléctricas Lleva las escaleras y su equipo horizontalmente Baja los aparatos […]

Tamper Resistant Receptacles: Childproofing Done Right

A study by Temple University found that 100% of all 2-4 year olds were able to remove one type of plastic outlet cap within 10 seconds. Properly childproof your outlets by installing Tamper Resistant Receptacles. How to Properly Childproof Your Home: Tamper Resistant Receptacles offer a permanent solution to outlet covers Built in shutters prevent […]

National Electrical Code: Your Guideline to Safety

First published in 1897, the National Electrical Code has been adopted in all 50 states as the standard for safe electrical installation, inspection, and use to protect people and property from avoidable electrical hazards There have been 15 code revisions since 1974, the year the average American home was built The National Electrical Code is […]

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters – Your Protection from Electrocution

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters have saved thousands of lives since their introduction in to the National Electrical Code in the 1970s. Make sure your home is properly protected against ground faults with the correct installation of GFCIs. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 50% of home electrocutions have been prevented by the introduction of […]