Originally published on National Safety Council Website
The Electrical Safety Foundation International has introduced several resources aimed at workers in “occupations that traditionally receive little to no electrical training.”
In an April 30 press release, ESFI President Brett Brenner says such workers – including landscapers; roofers; welders; plumbers; truck drivers; and heating, ventilating and air conditioning technicians – make up 64% of workplace electrical fatalities.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 136 fatal electrical injuries occurred in 2017, an 11.6% decrease from 2016. However, nonfatal injuries rose 35% from the previous year, reaching 2,210 in 2017.
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