Electrical Safety Foundation International unveils workplace safety program

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), a Rosslyn ,Va.-based group dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety, has launched “How Do You Know?”, a new workplace electrical safety awareness program developed to help employers answer the question, “How do you know if your workplace is properly protected from electrical hazards?” The program was unveiled at the RIMS 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition, April 15-18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Available for free on ESFI’s website (www.electrical-safety.org), the “How Do You Know?” program elements include the “How Do You Know?” video series and the Electrical Safety Self-Assessment tool. The video series features short video modules that reinforce the importance of electrical safety programs and compliance with standards and regulations, while demonstrating how safe electrical practices are vital to the entire workplace. The chapters in the series include “How Do You Know?” which provides an introduction to the problem of occupational electrical injuries and fatalities, “What Does Electrical Safety Mean to You?” a video explaining the roles of OSHA and NFPA 70E as they relate to electrical safety, “Perspectives of Electrical Safety,” three videos which provide personal perspectives on electrical safety from the viewpoints of a manager, a safety professional, and an employee.

The Electrical Safety Self-Assessment online tool is a resource to help safety professionals review and analyze their company’s electrical safety practices related to facilities, personnel and procedures. The online tool guide users through a series of questions that will help identify areas that may require further examination or improvement to ensure employee safety.

For more information on ESFI and the “How Do You Know?” program, click here.

-Bill O’Leary

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