Electrical hazards are responsible for hundred of deaths and thousands of injuries each year in the U.S. Property damage, the result of residential electrical fires, is estimated at $1.6 billion annually.
Nearly 400 deaths are attributed to work place electrocutions
Residential electrical fires are blames for over 500 deaths
Approximately 4,000 workplace injuries are due to electrical hazards
Home electrical fires cause about 6,000 injuries
140,000 home fires are related to electricity
Residential electrical fires cause over $1.6 billion in property damage
Market and demographic trends illustrate the persistence of the gap between electrical safety knowledge and safe practices:
Growing demand for electrical products
People at home and in the workplace fail to recognize and address electrical
Globalization creates product safety challenges with codes and compliance.
Aging home structures add to the safety challenge
Changing demographics present growing educational challenges, including literacy and language barriers