Understanding the code that keeps us safe – NEC

Enlightenment Companies Holdings LLC Supports Electrical Safety Month

Cleveland, Ohio— May is National Electrical Safety Month and Enlightenment Companies Holdings LLC is joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to launch its annual effort to help reduce electrically-related fatalities, injuries, and property loss. This year’s campaign theme is “Understanding the Code that Keeps us Safe,” which features resources to help protect against common electrical hazards and highlights the importance of the National Electrical Code. “The NEC is updated every three years to include the latest in proven safety technology, and Enlightenment Companies Holdings LLC is committed to educating the public about the important upgrades that can help prevent shock and electrocution,” said General Manager, Tom Bielanski. An estimated annual average of 70 electrocution fatalities are associated with consumer products. Additionally, in 2016, 53% of all fatal electrical injuries occurred in the Construction industry.

The following resources seek to reduce these accidents and fatalities by promoting safety at home and in the workplace. Featured National Electrical Safety Month content includes an infographic titled “National Electrical Code:  Understanding the Code that Keeps Us Safe” which explains the importance of the code and prompt adoption; “Electric Shock Drowning – Water and Electricity Don’t Mix,” uncovers the dangers of electrified water in pools and marinas; “Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories – Certifying Safety” explains the role of NRTLs in the electrical safety cycle; “Overhead Power Line Safety” provides eight steps to work safely around power lines; and “Workplace Fatalities and Injuries 2003 – 2016” covers the most recent data on workplace fatalities and injuries and demonstrates how accidents involving electricity compare. Electrical safety awareness and education among consumers, families, and employees will prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities.

For ESFI’s complete collection of National Electrical Safety Month resources and for information on using them in your community, visit www.esfi.org. Enlightenment Companies Holdings LLC is a national cost estimating firm comprised of three entities: Electrical Enlightenment, Mechanical Enlightenment, and Site Works Enlightenment. Founded in 2000, the firm provides high quality estimates for the electrical, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, and earthworks trades. For more information, please visit www.enlightenmentcompanies.com. About ESFI: The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May to increase public awareness of the electrical hazards around us at home, work, school, and play. ESFI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety. For more information about ESFI and electrical safety, visit www.esfi.org.”

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