Posted May 6, 2019

Workplace electrical hazards disproportionately fatal, costly

Electrical Safety Foundation International offers new workplace safety information to reduce electrical injuries.

More than 21,000 workers in the U.S. have been injured and 1,500 have died in workplace electrical accidents since 2008, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), a non-profit educational and training organization.

In response to this grim problem, the Foundation has released updated safety training materials. These include an extensive collection of instructional videos, infographics, practical tips, plus templates and tools employers can use to promote electrical safety in the workplace. 

 “Sixty-four percent of all electrical fatalities on the job occur in occupations that traditionally receive little to no electrical training, such as landscapers, roofers, HVAC technicians, welders, plumbers and truck drivers,” says Brett Brenner, ESFI president. “Our goal is to help employees better understand how easily electrical safety can be incorporated into their daily routines, whether that work takes place in an office, on a job site or in a manufacturing setting.”

For more information, visit Electrical Workplace Safety Information.