Did you know that May is National Electrical Safety Month? Every year, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) “spearheads an annual campaign to educate key audiences about the steps that can be taken in order to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss,” according to their website. We enjoy the work that they do, and want to share a little bit about electrical safety with you.
The 2013 theme of National Electrical Safety Month is “Safety for All Ages,” but we plan on focusing on electrical safety for the workplace.
ESFI notes that for every 13 electrical injuries in a workplace, one worker dies. The best way to prevent worker injuries and death is through education and assessment. ESFI offers three steps to be used as guidelines for electrical safety self-assessment, and we offer an Electrical Safety class for you to take:
- Awareness. Is there anywhere at your workplace that is electrically unsafe? Are there any exposed wires, over-loaded sockets, or fire hazards? Being aware of electrical hazards is the first step toward improving safety.
- Assessment. By taking a safety class (we offer an Electrical Safety–OSHA Compliance class on June 4th, and August 6th), you can learn how to keep your workplace safe from the dangers of electrical vulnerability. Taking one of our electrical safety classes will help you assess the electrical dangers within your workplace. You can register by clicking here.
- Improvement. After taking one of our classes, you will be able to see what it means to have an electrically-safe work environment. Improvements in safety will take the top of your priority list. By choosing to take a class and improve your workplace electrical safety, your company can save time, lives and money.
We encourage your company to be proactive and to register for our Electrical Safety class sometime during the remainder of this year’s National Electrical Safety Month.