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ESFI Names American National Standards Institute as Recipient of 2013 Safety Award for Excellence

New York, Nov 15, 2013

Originally published by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has named the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the recipient of the 2013 Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE). The SAFE Award recognizes a company, nonprofit association, or other industry-related organization for active and sustained efforts in support of ESFI’s mission to reduce electrically-related fatalities, injuries and property loss.

S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO accepted the honor on behalf of ANSI during the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)’s 2013 Illuminations Dinner at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida on November 8, 2013.

ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system. Founded in 1918, the Institute works in close collaboration with stakeholders from industry and government to identify and develop standards and conformance–based solutions to national and global priorities. ANSI empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.

“Serving as an ambassador for standardization, ANSI’s accreditation of standards developers and approval of standards such as the National Electrical Code improve the safety and health of consumers,” said ESFI president Brett Brenner. “We are very grateful for ANSI’s stewardship and leadership in educating stakeholders about the critical role that standards play in the global marketplace.”

Past recipients of the ESFI Safety Award for Excellence are: Schneider Electric, WESCO Distribution, Inc., The Home Depot, and Mr. Electric.

About ESFI
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety. ESFI proudly sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May, and engages in public education campaigns throughout the year to prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities. To learn more about ESFI and electrical safety visit

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