Doing better, but we’re still killing ourselves
By Anthony Capkun
December 2, 2011 – Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) recently published the 2010 “Ontario Electrical Safety Report” (10th edition) which, according to chief public safety officer, Peter Marcucci, allows ESA, its safety partners and stakeholders to understand and respond to electrical risks using objective and measurable data. And while some stats have improved, some of us (electrical and non-electrical members of the public) are still injuring and electrocuting ourselves.
This edition of the “Ontario Electrical Safety Report” represents an “evolution in the collection and assessment of incident data”, says Marcucci, “to improve ESA’s and our partners’ [within the electrical safety system] ability to reduce electrical contacts and fires across Ontario”.
According to Marcucci, this report:
• Provides new insights by sharing emergency department visits data associated with electrical incidents.
• Addresses audience feedback with a new streamlined format to make it easier to understand and respond to electrical hazards, and to gauge the effectiveness of specific safety efforts.
• Maintains the use of case studies to demonstrate the types of electrical hazards identified in the report.
Please download the report below.