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