Each year, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) uses data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries and Survey of Occupational Injuries to report on workplace electrical fatalities and injuries. ESFI has focused on new data from 2003–2019 in its latest report.
According to the data, there were 166 electrical fatalities in 2019, the highest number since 2011. There were 1,900 nonfatal electrical injuries involving days away from work, this number also a considerable increase—up 22% over 2018.
This data, and more can be found on the ESFI website
. The attachment below is free to be downloaded and shared, with the goal of helping to save lives across the electrical industry.
Download here: Workplace Electrical Injuries 2003–2019
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is the premier non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace. Since 1994, ESFI has led the way in promoting electrical safety across North America. Over the years, ESFI has become highly regarded by industry, media and consumer safety partners alike by constantly reinvigorating the way electrical safety is addressed. ESFI creates unique awareness and educational resources designed to meet the diverse needs of a variety of at-risk groups.
NECA is proud to be a supporter of ESFI.