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 […]

Residential Construction – Workplace Safety

Before starting any project, always look up to make sure you’re aware of any overhead power lines. Whether you’re working on the roof, trimming trees, or cleaning the gutters, make sure you’re a safe distance from any power line and make sure to warn others of their proximity. You should always stay at least 10-feet […]

Workplace Safety – Know When to Say When – Know When to Stop Work

While qualified electrical line workers and electricians are often willing to go above and beyond the call, some jobs require specific knowledge and experience. That’s why it’s important to stop and reassess a situation if there is ever a doubt about a job’s task or a procedure’s requirement. As qualified electrical workers, it is our […]

Workplace Safety – The Importance of Qualified Electrical Workers

Electricity is vital to every building, whether residential, industrial, or commercial. It’s what helps run our businesses and our society as a whole. The importance of electricity cannot be underestimated, in the same way that its danger cannot be taken for granted. Contact with electricity is a leading cause of workplace injuries and fatalities, but […]

Workplace Safety – Know When to Say When

While qualified electrical line workers and electricians are often willing to go above and beyond the call, some jobs require specific knowledge and experience. That’s why it’s important to stop and reassess a situation if there is ever doubt about a job’s task or a procedure’s requirement. If a new issue arises on the job, […]

Workplace Safety – Always Look Up – Trades

A dump truck driver was transporting dirt. The driver raised the bed less than half a foot away from a 12,500-volt overhead power line causing electricity to jump to the truck bed. When the driver stepped out of the cab and touched the ground, the dump truck had become energized and part of the electrical […]

How to Become an Electrician

Interested in Becoming an Electrician? Contact your local NECA/IBEW or IEC Chapter Growing Demand in a Growing Industry The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics states that job prospects of electricians are double the average of all occupations, and many employers report difficulty finding qualified applicants. By joining an apprenticeship program by the […]

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 […]