Construction Safety: Truck Driver Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), truck drivers of heavy trucks have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities.  A total of 76% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations. 76% of heavy truck driver workplace electrical fatalities occurred […]

Construction Safety: Tree Trimming Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), tree trimming occupations have some of the highest numbers of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 84% of these workplace fatalities occurred when tree trimmers came in contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations. 84% of tree trimming […]

Construction Safety: Roofer Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), roofers have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 81% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations. 81% of roofer workplace electrical fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines […]

Construction Safety: Painter Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), painters in construction and maintenance have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 78% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations.  78% of painter workplace electrical fatalities occurred from contact […]

Construction Safety: Construction Laborer Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction laborers have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 60% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines, while another 35% were caused by working on or near energized equipment or wires. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in […]

Construction Safety: OSHA Top 4 Construction Hazards

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the construction industry has one of the highest rates of workplace injuries and deaths in the United States. Learn how what you can do to prevent construction-related workplace injuries. OSHA Fatal 4 Electrocution: Locate and identify utilities such as overhead power lines and underground wires before […]

Construction Safety: Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics is one of the occupations with the most electrically-related workplace fatalities. A total of 90% of these workplace fatalities occur when a heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration mechanic comes in contact with energized equipment or parts on or near the […]

Electrical Fatalities in the Workplace: 2011 – 2022

Contact with or exposure to electricity continues to be one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and injuries in the United States. Between 2011 and 2022, there was a total of 1,322 workplace fatalities involving electricity, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). During this period, 70% of fatalities occurred in non-electrically […]

Electrical Fatalities in the Workplace: 2011 – 2021

Contact with or exposure to electricity continues to be one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and injuries in the United States. Between 2011 and 2021, there was a total of 1,201 workplace fatalities involving electricity reported by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and 1,653 electrical fatalities reported by the Bureau of […]

Workplace Fatalities and Injuries 2003 – 2020

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 […]

Solar PV Electrical Safety

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, solar photovoltaic (PV) installer jobs are expected to grow 51% between 2019 and 2029, increasing at a much higher rate than the average of all occupations. Learn how to stay safe while working with or around solar panels. Statistics 51% expected growth in solar PV installer jobs […]

Workplace Fatalities and Injuries 2003 – 2019

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 […]