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May is National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month! During this month, LCEC joins the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to help raise awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), exposure to electricity continues to be a substantial cause of injury and death among workers in the United States, with nearly 2,000 fatalities and over 24,000 non-fatal injuries in the ten years from 2003 through 2012. Awareness and education are critical to reduce the incidence of electrical fires. ESFI sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May to educate the public in order to reduce the number of electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries and property loss.

In addition to electrical safety in the home, it is vital to use caution outdoors. LCEC reminds you to use caution when working or playing outdoors, check to make sure that items such as ladders, kites, booms, pool skimmers and antennas are clear of overhead power lines. Never touch or attempt to move a downed power line. Remember that power lines are underground as well. Before you dig, call 811 to have utility lines marked.

For more tips on electrical safety, visit www.lcec.net or contact LCEC at 239-656-2300. For more information on National Electrical Safety Month, visit www.esfi.org/program/national-electrical-safety-month-314.

ABOUT LCEC:
Established in 1940, Lee County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LCEC) is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Marco Island, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Pine Island, Everglades City, Immokalee, Ave Maria, and parts of Lehigh Acres. LCEC is committed to providing efficient, reliable, cost-competitive electric and emerging energy solutions and excellent service to our customers. LCEC is a major contributor to the local economy as one of the largest employers in Lee County with nearly 400 employees and by its support of many local agencies through charitable giving and volunteerism programs, including the United Way, American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement and local school districts.

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