May is National Electrical Safety Month

National Electrical Safety Month, supported by the Electrical Safety Foundation International, is dedicated to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. You can help reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, and injuries by taking the right steps towards safety.

Each year, workplace electrical incidents result in more than 300 deaths and 3,500 injuries. For every 13 electrical injuries, a worker dies. Most of these fatalities and injuries can be prevented. Here are some great ways to help prevent electrical accidents in your workplace:

1. Follow Valuable Information and Manuals: Follow all regulations in order to work as safely as possible in an electrical project.
2. Wear Proper Equipment: Wear all the necessary protective equipment appropriate for the job you are performing.
3. Follow All Industry Codes and Standards: Check out an overview of various laws, regulations, and codes in place to protect anyone working with or near electricity.
4. Create an Office Safety Checklist: Make sure all of your electrical equipment is plugged into the same circuit. Make sure your electrical cords are place where they cannot be cut by sharp desk or drawer edges or rolled over by chair legs. Get more office safety tips.

Learn more about Electrical Safety Month by visiting the Electrical Safety Foundation International Website.

Dear Friends and Clients,

Our firm is dedicated to act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues. As such, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also ensuring the health and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, most from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for the country we live in, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance and representation from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Marvin Anderman and the firm family of Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP