Plug into Safety with MELTRIC
Electrical Safety Fast Facts
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) reports that in 2017, there were 136 fatalities and 2,210 injuries due to electrical exposure in the workplace.
- Contact with /exposure to electricity is the 6th most common cause of workplace fatalities
- While there was an 11 percent drop in electrical fatalities between 2016 and 2017, electrical injuries increased 35 percent
- In 2017, 5 percent of electrical injuries were fatal
- The most common electrical injuries were electrical shock and burns
- Men were three times as likely as women to be injured due to electrical exposure
- Workers ages 25-34 had the highest number of injuries; that number was almost double of the next group of workers, ages 35-44
- Electrical injuries happened in almost every sector of industry, from mining, construction, manufacturing, real estate and rental and leasing, to professional and business services, healthcare, educational services, leisure and hospitality
As a leader in the electrical manufacturing industry for more than 35 years, MELTRIC engineers and builds reliable, durable industrial electrical connections that emphasize electrical and user safety.
Electrical Safety Resources
- Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)
- NFPA 70 National Electrical Code
- NFPA 70E - Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®
- OSHA Electrical Safety Information
MELTRIC manufactures safe, reliable UL/CSA switch-rated plugs and receptacles with DECONTACTOR™ technology and push-button circuit disconnection. These all-in-one devices combine the safety and functionality of a disconnect switch with the convenience of a plug and receptacle.
MELTRIC’s Switch-Rated plugs and receptacles with DECONTACTOR™ technology:
- UL/CSA switch-rated for branch and motor disconnects
- Safely make and break electrical connections under full load
- Dead-front safety shutter and arc chamber eliminate electrical exposure
- Built-in lockout/tagout provision
- NEC and OSHA “line of sight” compliant