NECA Launches Program to Help Protect Children From Electrical Injuries; Nation's Safety Chief Endorses Effort

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Electrical Contractors Association

    BETHESDA, Md., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Electrical
 Contractors Association (NECA) announced today the launching of "Born for
 Safety," a month-long program to increase awareness of the importance of
 electrical safety in the home.
     During the month of May, which is National Electrical Safety Month, NECA
 chapters will donate approximately four million electrical outlet safety caps
 to hospitals around the country. The caps are packaged in child safety kits,
 which contain a dozen safety caps along with general electrical safety and
 home protection tips, and will be given out to families of newborn babies.
     "Keeping children safe from electrical accidents is easy to do and should
 never be taken for granted," said NECA Executive Vice President and CEO John
 Grau. "That's why, as part of our 100th anniversary, NECA is sponsoring Born
 for Safety to provide parents with electrical outlet caps that can make the
 difference in child proofing your home and keeping your children safe."
     According to reports by the Consumer and Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
 more than 2,000 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year
 from accidents involving electrical outlets. The CPSC has endorsed the
 nationwide effort.
     "Born for Safety is a wonderful program that will provide parents of
 newborns with a simple, life-saving tool for their homes," said CPSC chairman
 Ann Brown. "Using electrical outlet caps is one of the easiest things parents
 can do to keep their children safe. I commend the National Electrical
 Contractors Association for partnering with hospitals across the country to
 provide this life-saving service."
     These quality products were manufactured by Leviton Manufacturing Company,
 Inc. and are UL(R) listed. Rexel, Inc., one of the largest distribution
 companies in the world, provided assistance in distribution.
 
     About NECA
     The National Electrical Contractors Association, founded in 1901, is the
 leading representative of a segment of the construction market comprised of
 over 70,000 electrical contracting firms. The industry employs over 650,000
 electrical workers and produces an annual volume of over $65 billion. NECA
 includes 118 U.S. chapters in addition to others in countries around the
 world. NECA is dedicated to enhancing the industry through continuing
 education, labor relations, current information and promotional activities.
     For more information about the Born for Safety program, visit
 http://www.necanet.org .
 
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    BETHESDA, Md., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Electrical
 Contractors Association (NECA) announced today the launching of "Born for
 Safety," a month-long program to increase awareness of the importance of
 electrical safety in the home.
     During the month of May, which is National Electrical Safety Month, NECA
 chapters will donate approximately four million electrical outlet safety caps
 to hospitals around the country. The caps are packaged in child safety kits,
 which contain a dozen safety caps along with general electrical safety and
 home protection tips, and will be given out to families of newborn babies.
     "Keeping children safe from electrical accidents is easy to do and should
 never be taken for granted," said NECA Executive Vice President and CEO John
 Grau. "That's why, as part of our 100th anniversary, NECA is sponsoring Born
 for Safety to provide parents with electrical outlet caps that can make the
 difference in child proofing your home and keeping your children safe."
     According to reports by the Consumer and Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
 more than 2,000 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year
 from accidents involving electrical outlets. The CPSC has endorsed the
 nationwide effort.
     "Born for Safety is a wonderful program that will provide parents of
 newborns with a simple, life-saving tool for their homes," said CPSC chairman
 Ann Brown. "Using electrical outlet caps is one of the easiest things parents
 can do to keep their children safe. I commend the National Electrical
 Contractors Association for partnering with hospitals across the country to
 provide this life-saving service."
     These quality products were manufactured by Leviton Manufacturing Company,
 Inc. and are UL(R) listed. Rexel, Inc., one of the largest distribution
 companies in the world, provided assistance in distribution.
 
     About NECA
     The National Electrical Contractors Association, founded in 1901, is the
 leading representative of a segment of the construction market comprised of
 over 70,000 electrical contracting firms. The industry employs over 650,000
 electrical workers and produces an annual volume of over $65 billion. NECA
 includes 118 U.S. chapters in addition to others in countries around the
 world. NECA is dedicated to enhancing the industry through continuing
 education, labor relations, current information and promotional activities.
     For more information about the Born for Safety program, visit
 http://www.necanet.org .
 
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