Building Operations and Maintenance

Over a 30-year period, maintenance and operations costs of a building account for 98% of the total cost, while the initial design and construction account for only 2%. By investing in preventative maintenance and upgrading to newer electrical systems, you can help reduce your total operation cost while also improving your environmental, social, and corporate […]

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 […]

Workplace Safety – Siempre Mirar Hacia Arriba – Trades

Un conductor de un camión estaba transportando tierra con un remolque de descarga. El conductor levantó el remolque a menos de medio pie de distancia de un cable eléctrico de 12,500 voltios lo que causó que la electricidad se transfiriera al remolque. Cuando el conductor salió de la cabina y tocó el suelo, el semirremolque […]

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 […]

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

Test Before You Touch

Every year, thousands of workers are injured or killed by circuits they thought were safely turned off. Simply shutting off the power is not enough. Hazardous conditions can still exist. Make sure to always TEST BEFORE YOU TOUCH. How to Test Before You Touch Ensure all participants are qualified for the job Identify potential hazards […]

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 […]

Never Assume Electrical Safety Series: Job Planning

An explanation of safe practices you and your crew should perform before you strap on the tool belt. Part of ESFI’s Never Assume Electrical Safety Series – A must for anyone working with or near electricity.