Electrical safety is an important theme at work, and at home. In the workplace, according to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), electrical fatalities in the workplace saw a 24% decrease in 2020 from 2019, however the overall number of work place electrical injuries has increased over the past two years. At home, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) found that 47,700 home fires in the U.S. are caused by electrical failures or malfunctions each year. These fires cause 1.4 billion in property damage as well as the human cost of injuries and deaths.
A major contributor to these events both at work and at home is overloaded circuits.