May is National Electrical Safety Month and IEC is joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and others to help reduce electrically-related fatalities, injuries, property loss. See below for more resources and information on how you can use them in your workplace or community.
National Electrical Safety Month
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. To commemorate National Electrical Safety Month, ESFI spearheads an annual campaign to educate key audiences about the steps that can be taken in order to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss.
This year's theme "Electrical Safety During Natural Disasters," focuses on the importance preparing, weathering, and rebuilding after natural disasters. Learn more here.
National Safety Stand-Down
If you are looking to get involved in events in your area, please remember that OSHA will post events that are free and open to the public on its webpage. You can also contact the OSHA Stand-Down Coordinator in your Region for additional information.
Looking for an activity for your Stand-Down? See these toolbox talks from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). Also take a look at OSHA's Fall Prevention Training Guide: A Lesson Plan for Employers. Other resources are available here.
Hard hat stickers and printed hazard alerts
Back by popular demand, hard hat stickers and printed hazard alerts can be ordered free of charge from CPWR here.
CPWR and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) did a webinar on 3/20 called “Getting Ready for the 2019 Fall Stand-Down”, which provides a great overview of what the Fall Stand-Down is all about, how it’s been commemorated in past years, and what’s being planned for this year! The webinar recording is available on YouTube. The webinar slides are also available for download.
Construction Safety Week
Construction Safety Week is scheduled for the same week May 6-10. Learn more here.