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Tamper-Resistant Receptacle Survey Exposes Ignorance

Tamper-Resistant Receptacle Survey Exposes Ignorance

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Julie Chavanne, Communications Director, ESFI The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) released the complete results of its Tamper-Resistant Receptacle Awareness and Usage Survey, which was developed to determine the electrical outlet childproofing techniques among mothers with young children and gauge awareness of tamper-resistant receptacle (TRR) technology. The survey reveals a lack of Read more [...]
Summer Advisory: Beware of Electric Shock Drowning

Summer Advisory: Beware of Electric Shock Drowning

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Julie Chavanne, Communications Director, ESFI Summer is the peak time for water-based leisure activities, and despite the fact that swimming and boating are recreational by nature, the age-old caution that water and electricity don’t mix must be strictly enforced. Each year, lives are lost due to a serious hazard that is still not widely understood: electric shock drowning (ESD). Known as the invisible killer, Read more [...]
IAS Workshop Promotes Electrical Safety

IAS Workshop Promotes Electrical Safety

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Julie Chavanne, Communications Director, ESFI The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) recently attended the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Electrical Safety Workshop held in Jacksonville, Florida, in March. The workshop is an international forum that aims to change electrical safety culture while advancing the application of technology, work practices, codes, Read more [...]
Utility Linemen: Putting Lives on the Line

Utility Linemen: Putting Lives on the Line

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  Julie Chavanne, Communications Director, Electrical Safety Foundation International According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, electrical power line installers and repairers are ranked as the ninth-deadliest occupation in the United States. This distinction should come as no surprise given the inherent danger of the job. Being fearless is an unwritten job requirement for utility Read more [...]
National Electrical Safety Month: Achieving Safety through Design

National Electrical Safety Month: Achieving Safety through Design

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Brett Brenner, President of the Electrical Safety Foundation International May is National Electrical Safety Month, and, while electrical safety should be a yearlong priority, it is important to have a month devoted to spotlighting safe electrical practices that should be commonplace at home and on the job. I recently attended the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Read more [...]
Make Safe Lighting a Fixture of the Home

Make Safe Lighting a Fixture of the Home

By Julie Chavanne, Communications Director, ESFI Light switches are critical connection points and serve as the first line of control for our electrical use. Over time, these connections can become loose, creating potential hazards, and light fixtures and lamps can have dark consequences if they aren’t used correctly. The Electrical Safety Foundation International breaks down the safety tips that are critical to maintaining a safe and well-lit home:  Light Switches Check that all Read more [...]
"HIMYM" May Get Laughs, but Sets Bad Example for Fire Safety

"HIMYM" May Get Laughs, but Sets Bad Example for Fire Safety

Now, it is obvious that not everyone intuitively knows that this week (October 7-13) is Fire Prevention Week, but the CBS hit comedy "How I Met Your Mother" goofed big time in last night's episode ("Nannies"). For folks tuning in to laugh at the latest relationship escapades of Ted, Barney, Marshall, Lily and Robin, there were plenty of entertaining moments to be had. What was not funny, however, was Marshall removing the batteries from several smoke detectors to Read more [...]