Electrical Safety Foundation International

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Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)
TypeFoundation (United States law)
(IRS exemption status): 501(c)(3)[2]
FocusElectrical Safety, Education
Formerly called
National Electrical Safety Foundation

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), formerly the National Electrical Safety Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Rosslyn, Virginia, US dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home, school, and in the workplace.[3] Founded in 1994 as a cooperative effort by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ESFI is funded by charitable contributions from, distributors, Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories, retailers, insurers, utilities, safety organizations, and trade and labor associations.[4] The mission of the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is to reduce electrically-related injuries, deaths and fires; saving lives and property through public education and outreach.

National Electrical Safety Month[edit]

Each May ESFI commemorates National Electrical Safety Month (NESM) to raise awareness and educate the public on critical electrical safety topics. In many states, governors have issued proclamations to observe National Electrical Safety Month and the Executive Office has taken note with official Presidential recognition beginning in 2014.[5][6]


ESFI supports and creates materials to raise awareness on the following consumer hazards and electrical safety technologies required by the National Fire Protection Association’s National Electrical Code:

Board Members (2020)[edit]

Executive Committee[7][edit]


Board Liaisons[edit]


  1. ^ "Electrical Safety Foundation International". www.esfi.org.
  2. ^ "ELECTRICAL SAFETY FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL INC - GuideStar Profile". www.guidestar.org.
  3. ^ "Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI): The premier non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace". www.esfi.org.
  4. ^ "Supporters". www.esfi.org.
  5. ^ "ESFI: Message from President Barack Obama recognizing National Electrical Safety Month". www.esfi.org.
  6. ^ "President Barack Obama issues Presidential Mess... - NFPA Xchange". safety.blog.nfpa.org.
  7. ^ "ESFI 2020 Board of Directors". www.esfi.org.

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