May is Electrical Safety Month, and it's important to know how to protect yourself from potential hazards. It's crucial to understand the risks and take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
Follow these tips to avoid electrical injury:
69% of all electrical fatalities involved non-electrical occupations. All electrical work should be completed by qualified workers with proper training. If you feel unsafe performing a job, say something.
Avoid electrical rooms and other potentially hazardous areas. GFCI protection should be installed where electricity and water may come in contact.
- Overhead power lines
- Unexpected contact with electricity
- Working on energized parts
- Ground faults
- Damaged wiring
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace.