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NEWS CONFERENCE TO KICK OFF NATIONAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY MONTH CAMPAIGN

NEWS CONFERENCE TO KICK OFF NATIONAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY MONTH CAMPAIGN
 Approximately 240 people are electrocuted at home each year, and deaths from residential electrical fires run close to 880 annually.
 In an effort to further reduce the number of electricity-related deaths and injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) have collaborated on a May 1992 National Electrical Safety Month Campaign.
 The safety effort will kick off with a news conference at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29. The news conference will be held in the Main Lounge of the National Press Club, 14th and F streets, N.W., Washington. CPSC Chairman Jacqueline Jones-Smith, NEMA President Malcolm O'Hagan and UL President Tom Castino will have remarks. Copies of the print, radio and video safety announcements will also be available.
 The theme of the media safety campaign is "Home Inspection." It educates consumers on how to conduct their own home electrical inspections and detect any potential electrical hazards.
 NOTE: A video news release on home inspection and a PSA on ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) will be broadcast on April 29, from 2-2:15 p.m., Telestar 301 10V, and again on April 30, from 11-11:15 a.m., Galaxy 6, Transponder 21. For copies of the videos, contact Stacy Reuben, CPCS, 301-504-0580; Janet Goebel, NEMA, 202-457-8455; or Tammi Gengenbacher, UL, 708-272-8800, ext. 2275.
 CONTACT: Janet Goebel, manager, public relations/marketing, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, 202-457-8455.
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