Posted in Electrical safety, Safety   May 1, 2018

May is National Electrical Safety Month

Benton PUD commemorates National Electrical Safety Month to raise awareness about critical electrical safety topics as part of year around electrical safety education. 


National Electrical Safety Month was founded by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety in the home, school and workplace.

National Electrical Safety Month is an opportunity to remind people how to be safe when playing or working around electricity, indoors or outdoors, and also the importance to be extra cautious in emergency situations such as when there are downed power lines and damaged equipment.  Electrical safety awareness and education among consumers, families and employees will prevent electrical fires, injuries and fatalities. 

As part of the utilities’ safety programs, Benton PUD distributes electrical safety information and promotes the importance of safe practices around electricity.  Safety materials are targeted to a variety of audiences including children, adults and people who work around power lines and equipment.  Materials are available for others to share at children functions, trade shows, and for employers to provide to their employees.

If you would like copies of any electrical safety information, contact Communications at (509) 582-1276.