Disaster Safety Pre-Storm Safety and Post-Storm Recovery

Natural disasters leave thousands of consumers without power, and flooding associated with tropical storms and hurricanes often causes severe or permanent damage to electrical equipment. The Electrical Safety Foundation (ESFI) is dedicated to educating the public on the importance of rebuilding and renovating safely after a storm to prevent injuries, deaths, and electrical fires.  Download […]

Surge Protection – More than an Accessory

Summary In 2017, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) conducted a survey of electrical designers, planners, and engineers and found that there was a limited understanding of the purpose and effectiveness of surge protection devices. In response to the survey results, ESFI created educational materials to spread awareness of surge protection. An important factor revealed […]

We Want You to Lockout / Tagout

According to OSHA, following proper Lockout / Tagout procedures prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year. Safeguard your workplace by complying with and enforcing proper Lockout / Tagout procedures. National Electrical Safety Month 2016

Outlets: The Ins and Outs Video

Do your Outlets Need an Upgrade? Did you know that an electrical outlet can do much more than provide electricity? They can be life saving devices by preventing shocks, burns and even fires. Do your outlets need an upgrade? Learn about these specialized electrical outlets with added features to provide a safer home. The major […]

Lockout / Tagout : Your Life Depends On It

According to OSHA, following proper Lockout / Tagout procedures prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year. Learn how to Lockout / Tagout and avoid unnecessary risk. Notify all employees about the required lockout Shut down equipment using normal stopping procedure Locate and isolate equipment from all energy sources Release any stored energy […]

Flood Electrical Safety: High Water, High Stakes

Flooding can occur anywhere, but water and electricity don’t mix. Because electrical hazards may linger after flood waters recede, it’s important to take precautions before, during, and after flooding takes place. Know the Danger On average, more deaths occur due to flooding each year than from any other severe weather related hazard. In the past […]

Evolution of the American Home

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 Homes built today are dramatically different than they were 40 years ago. Not only are they larger, but they have more amenities that can severely stress your electrical system. ESFI recommends all homes over 40 years old undergo an electrical inspection to ensure your home’s electrical system can handle modern […]

Fuse and Breaker Breakdown

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 Do you know what’s inside your electrical service panel? Fuses and circuit breakers protect an overloaded electrical circuit by interrupting the flow of electricity, but there are many variations that offer different levels of protection. This Fuse and Breaker Breakdown will help determine what you have in your home, and […]

Outlets: The Ins and Outs

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 When it comes to selecting electrical outlets, there are a lot of options to consider. This guide provides an overview of the common types of outlets and the level of safety protection they bring to the home. Outlet types include two-pronged receptacle, grounded receptacle, tamper-resistant receptacle, arc fault circuit interrupter […]

How Do You Know? Program Introduction

Chapter 1 How do you know if your workforce is properly protected from electrical hazards? The “How Do You Know?” electrical safety awareness program can help you answer this important question. This video provides a brief introduction to the problem of occupational electrical injuries and fatalities and introduces the components of ESFI’s new “How Do […]