May is Electrical Fire Safety Month

In celebration of Electrical Fire Safety Month this May, the Electric Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has launched the third edition of its National Electrical Safety Month publication, Electrical Safety Illustrated.

May 2016’s Electrical Fire Safety Month theme is “At Home and at Work, Make Fire Safety Everyone’s Responsibility.” The May 2016 issue of Electrical Safety Illustrated is a great resource for anyone who’s interested in learning more about home and workplace fire safety.

The publication offers tips for workplace electrical safety and home electrical safety, and it’s available for free on ESFI’s website.

Workplace & Home Electrical Safety Tips

Workplace electrical safety tips include updated recommendations on lockout/tagout procedures and testing before you touch. Some of the publication’s home electrical safety advice covers safe extension cord use and how not to overload your home’s electrical circuits.

Community and Family Electrical Saftey Education

Electrical Safety Illustrated also offers tips on how to educate your kids and your community about electrical safety. From social media that you can easily share with friends to interactive electrical safety activities and cartoons for kids, the publication includes easy-to-understand graphics and is a great resource for families and businesses, alike.

About Electrical Fire Safety Month

Electrical Fire Safety Month is an initiative of the Electric Safety Foundation International (ESFI); the premier nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace.

ESFI sponsors Electrical Fire Safety Month each May to educate the public in order to reduce the number of electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property losses. ESFI encourages the sharing of its campaign resources at home and in schools, workplaces, and communities.

Electrical safety awareness and education among consumers, families, employees, and communities will prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities. For EFSI’s complete collection of National Electrical Safety Month resources, and for more information on spring safety, visit 


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