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May is Electrical Safety Month

Ground fault circuit interrupters have saved thousands of lives since their introduction in 1970s. This infographic shows why.

Since their introduction in to the National Electrical Code in the 1970s, ground fault circuit interrupters have saved thousands of lives. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 50% of home electrocutions have been prevented by the introduction of GFCIs.

The Electrical Safety Foundation International wants you to make sure your home is properly protected against ground faults with the correct installation of GFCIs. GFCI protection is required for outlets installed in:

How to test a GFCI:

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Posted on: 04/25/2017