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How to protect your home (and family) from electrical hazards

ESFI publication, Twitter chat help you ID, correct dangers

May 6, 2014
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home sweet homeIn addition to Building Safety Month, May is National Electrical Safety Month – an issue closely related to building safety.

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is kicking off its annual effort to raise awareness of potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety. This year’s campaign features the launch of Electrical Safety Illustrated, a special edition publication that discusses timely electrical safety issues and equips consumers with the knowledge to protect their homes, families and communities from electrical hazards.

“Today, the average home has more television sets than people, and as our society becomes increasingly plugged in, it is important to understand that there are hazards associated with these heightened electrical demands,” said ESFI President Brett Brenner. “This year’s campaign features a collection of easily shareable safety resources that help the public understand how to identify and correct the electrical hazards that are commonly present in their homes.” 

As part of its National Electrical Safety Month celebration, ESFI and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will be cohosting a live Twitter chat on Wednesday, May 14 at 2 p.m. Eastern to foster dialogue about important electrical safety issues. The public is encouraged to participate and ask their questions using the #nesmchat hashtag.

The topics addressed in Electrical Safety Illustrated include:

To complement its National Electrical Safety Month resources, ESFI will be sharing daily tips via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Rounding out ESFI’s National Electrical Safety Month offerings is a special promotion to provide free and discounted publications to help increase electrical safety awareness during the month. More information can be found on ESFI’s website.

Electrical safety awareness and education among consumers, families, employees and communities will help prevent electrical fires, injuries and fatalities. For ESFI’s complete collection of National Electrical Safety Month resources, visit

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