Electrical Safety Month

5/1/2014

WHEREAS, according to the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, hundreds of people die and thousands are injured each year in electrical accidents; and

WHEREAS, on average, there are 420 civilian deaths annually related to home fires caused by electrical distribution, appliances and equipment, and heating and air conditioning systems; and

WHEREAS, more than three people are electrocuted in homes and five more in workplaces each week; and

WHEREAS, property damage due to home fires caused by electrical distribution, appliances and equipment, and heating and air conditioning systems amounts to nearly $1.4 billion annually; and

WHEREAS, following basic electrical safety precautions can help prevent injury or death to thousands of people each year; and

WHEREAS, citizens are encouraged to check their home and workplace for possible electrical hazards to help protect lives and property; and

WHEREAS, citizens are encouraged to test their smoke detectors and ground fault circuit interrupters monthly and after every major electrical storm; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors is actively helping to move this effort forward in order to reduce the number of electrical injuries and deaths from electrical hazards;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 2014 as ELECTRICAL SAFETY MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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