Electrical Saftey

U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 52,500 reported U.S. home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction in 2006. These fires resulted in 340 civilian deaths, 1,400 civilian injuries and $1,447 million in direct property damage.

In this Section:
Electrical safety in the home
Make your home safer from electrical distribution or lighting equipment fires.
Tamper-resistant electrical receptacles
The 2008 National Electrical Code® requires new and renovated dwellings to have tamper-resistant (TR) receptacles.
Hidden electrical hazards
Ignoring your home's electrical system can be a costly mistake.
Keep Your Community Safe and Energized
A tool kit to help safety educators conduct a successful community campaign.
Electrical circuit-interrupters
Protective devices capable of responding to overloads and short circuits.
Product recalls & counterfeiting warnings
Electrical product recalls and counterfeit warnings issued by reputable third-party agencies.