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Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
National Electrical Safety Foundation
Foundation (United States law); (IRS exemption status): 501(c)(3)
National Electrical Manufacturers Association, UL, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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.
Electrical Safety Foundation International Wikipedia
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.
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
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
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
Andrew Trotta, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission