May is National Electrical Safety Month

Thursday May 19, 2016



Reduce Risk of Fires & Electrocutions:
Incorporate Advances in Technology &
Take Time to Re-Evaluate your Safety Practices



May is National Electrical Safety Month and raising awareness about electrical hazards is the key to reducing home electrical fires, injuries and death. 

Together, we can reduce the number of electrically-related deaths and injuries – one home, one school, and one workplace at a time. 

Join Chapple Electric, ESFI and thousands of organizations across the country as we work to raise awareness of what it takes to stay Safe-ForLife.

Electricity is a major cause of home fires. As each year goes by, Americans continue to use more energy in their homes. At the same time, the electrical systems in many existing homes have become outdated, and are unable to handle the demands of today’s electrical appliances and devices.

Estimates indicate electricity causes 140,000 fires each year. Aging electrical systems, combined with the growing power demands, contribute to electrical fire hazards. Overloaded circuits, flickering lights, and discolored electrical outlets and light switch faceplates point to the need for electrical upgrades. Addressing these hazards can save lives, reduce injuries and cut economic losses caused by electrical fires. This is where Chapple Electric comes in.

But now, new technology such as arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) and tamper resistant receptacles (TRRs) are preventing tragedy before it ever occurs. In fact, these devices have proven so effective that the National Electrical Code (NEC) significantly increased requirements for AFCI and TRR protection in all new homes.

Incorporating recent advances in technology into your home can help reduce the risk of fires and electrocutions. Take time this month to re-evaluate your safety practices and help others raise their awareness.


 

 

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