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Electrical Safety Foundation International

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Abbreviation  ESFI
Founded  1994
Website  ESFI.org
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Focus  Electrical Safety, Education
Location  Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Formerly called  National Electrical Safety Foundation
Type of business  Foundation (United States law); (IRS exemption status): 501(c)(3)
Founders  National Electrical Manufacturers Association, UL, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Similar  National Safety Council, National Fire Protectio, American Public Power As, CSA Group

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), formerly the National Electrical Safety Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Rosslyn, Virginia, U.S.A dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home, school, and in the workplace. Founded in 1994 as a cooperative effort by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ESFI is funded by charitable contributions from, distributors, Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories, retailers, insurers, utilities, safety organizations, and trade and labor associations. The mission of the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is to reduce electrically-related injuries, deaths and fires; saving lives and property through public education and outreach.



ESFI is committed to:

  • Being the unbiased authority on electrical safety issues for consumers, the workforce, and the media
  • Identifying and addressing evolving electrical safety needs
  • Deploying cost-effective electrical safety materials and programs that break technical concepts into easy safety steps
  • Advocating safety technology, compliance with codes and standards, and risk-reducing behaviors
  • ESFI supports National Electrical Safety Month in May.
  • National Electrical Safety Month

    Each May ESFI commemorates National Electrical Safety Month (NESM) to raise awareness and educate the public on critical electrical safety topics. In many states, governors have issued proclamations to observe National Electrical Safety Month and the Executive Office has taken note with official Presidential recognition beginning in 2014.


    ESFI supports and creates materials to raise awareness on the following electrical safety technologies required by the National Fire Protection Association’s National Electrical Code:

  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
  • Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
  • Tamper-Resistant Receptacles
  • Executive Committee

  • Chairman Stephen Sokolow, Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc
  • Vice Chairman Ruppert Russoniello, Eaton Corporation
  • Treasurer Kevin Cosgriff, National Electrical Manufacturers Association
  • Secretary Kevin Yates, Siemens Industry, Inc.
  • Executive Committee Member Lorraine Carli, National Fire Protection Association
  • Executive Committee Member Daniel Walter, National Electrical Contractors Association
  • Directors

  • Richard Adams, Intertek
  • Andrew Bergdoll, WESCO Distribution
  • David Clements, International Association of Electrical Inspectors
  • Barbara Guthrie, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
  • Mark Kaasa The Home Depot
  • Alan Manche, Schneider Electric
  • Board Liaison

  • Andrew Trotta, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • References

    Electrical Safety Foundation International Wikipedia

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